(Updated at 1:25 p.m.) Authorities have apprehended a teenage girl wanted for punching and kicking a man during a robbery on a Green Line train in November, the Metro Transit Police Department announced today.
The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with felony assault and robbery in connection with the violence between the Fort Totten and Shaw-Howard Metro stations on Nov. 22.
The girl was arrested at her home in Northeast D.C. without incident this morning, according to MTPD. She had a warrant out for her arrest.
The victim was riding the train about 1:15 a.m. when he saw the girl and other kids harassing a 14-year-old boy, police said. The man tried to intervene, but the girl stopped him.
She was the “the person responsible for first mocking, then violently kicking and punching” the man, police said. But authorities didn’t elaborate on the robbery charge against her.
The man was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.
The partner of the victim, who is gay, told the Washington Blade last month that a group of about a dozen teenagers beat and robbed them during the attack. At least one of the attackers used a gay slur.
One of the men said the train operator ignored their calls to stop the train and call police.