Assaulted on the Red Line

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After swinging from the overhead bars (front to back of the car on the redline), guy cornered me in a seat behind partition glass. As I tried to leave the seat, he physically blocked me and pushed me back into the seat. After punching, kicking, and cursing at him, he finally let me out of the seat. As I stood at the door, he whispered “dirty, filthy whore” in my ear until the doors opened and I got off the train at Silver Spring. I reported the incident to the officer at Silver Spring the station and he ran upstairs to try to catch the train, but of course, it’d taken off. I should have pressed the emergency button on the train (or someone else who was witnessing this should have), but I didn’t think of that until later.

Submitted by anonymous

Location: Redline train (between Rhode Island and SS stations)

Time of harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)

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