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Woman with no vision in right eye attacked on MetroLink platform

A MetroLink train stops for passengers at a station in Southern Illinois.
A MetroLink train stops for passengers at a station in Southern Illinois. BND file photo

A woman, who is partially blind, was assaulted on a MetroLink platform at Union Station in St. Louis, according to reports.

Angela Davis told KMOV she was riding the MetroLink on Thursday when a group of young adults were cursing on the train. She asked them to lower their voices because senior citizens were aboard.

“They followed me off the train and that’s when the guy attacked me, he punched me in my face and punched me in my chest,” Davis, who has no vision in her right eye, told KMOV.

Davis told the station she doesn’t believe the security guard on the platform did anything to help.

MetroLink, in a statement to KMOV, said it is reviewing the incident, but added the security officer, who was outnumbered five to one, did call in the incident.

“The security officer got in between one of the male suspects and the victim,” Metro said in a statement. “Unfortunately, he was able to get around her. She did what she could do under the circumstances. One incident on the Metro system is too many. Following an incident like this, Metro Public Safety will review what happened to see if any security adjustments need to be made.”

Police are looking for a 20-year-old male and 18-year-old female in relation to the attack, according to KMOV.

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