Posted on January 13, 2016

Couple Assaulted by Group of Teens at Metro Station in Unprovoked Attack

Marina Marraco, Fox 5 DC, January 11, 2016

Two more victims have come forward in another violent attack at a Metro station. It is the latest in a string of violent assaults happening in the transit system.

“I don’t know exactly what was happening,” said one of the victims. “I heard my girlfriend screaming.”

It was 15 seconds of terror for a D.C. couple after they were attacked by a group of teenagers on Metro.

“I think there were about ten kids who were just all attacking us,” said the girlfriend.

It was 9:30 p.m. Saturday night on January 2. The couple was waiting for a train at the Metro Center stop after spending a night at the movies. They were sitting on a bench when he was sucker-punched from behind and suffered a loss of vision.

“It all happened very quickly, and then they were just hitting us both in the face and head,” said the female victim.

They said the attack was unprovoked.

“We literally said nothing to them,” said the boyfriend.

The male victim had two black swollen eyes, welts on his head and bruised wrists from shielding his face. His girlfriend was left bleeding with a split lip.

Nothing was stolen by this group of teens.


The couple said had they been made aware by Metro about the recent uptick in assaults by groups of juveniles, they would have likely chosen another way to get home.