Onlookers watch in horror as St. Louis Light Rail security guard repeatedly punches man lying on busy platform
A video of a Metrolink guard in St. Louis shows the employee punching the ground multiple times in the head. The guard in the video has reportedly been ‘removed from duty’ as St. Louis police investigate the incident.
This is the horrifying moment a St. Louis light rail system security guard repeatedly punched a man in the head as he lay on a busy platform.
Friday’s shocking video shows a guard in a black and yellow uniform standing with one foot on either side of the face-down man.
The guard bent down and hit the man several times on the head. One can be heard saying in the background: ‘He’s not hurting you right now.’
Another shouted: ‘Stop, stop man!’ Meanwhile the officer shouts: ‘I wanted your back.’
A security guard stands over a man on the platform of a St. Louis train station. According to witnesses, the guard punched the man, which created a scene
Both the officer and the man on the ground are black.
In a second video, the guard can be heard yelling at onlookers that the man on the ground ‘put his hand on a woman.’
‘That’s your mother, your sister, something!’ She continued.
The guard then removed a female guard who approached the situation, as the man on the ground was tended to by another guard.
The man’s head lay in a pool of liquid, some of which contained blood.
Paramedics were called to the scene, but the man’s condition was not immediately known.
Witnesses told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the incident began around 7 p.m. when two people on the train began vomiting.
Security guards boarded the train as it pulled into a Metrolink station just north of Forest Park.
But then, a man suddenly jumps up, starts screaming, runs off the train and crashes head first into the side of another Metrolink train.
The man fell and a witness said he got up and tried to put his arms around a female security guard, completing the task of covering her. The guard tried to push him away, while other guards started trying to catch the man.
That’s when the man wrestles or falls to the ground.
In a second video, the guard can be heard yelling at onlookers that the man on the ground ‘put his hand on a woman.’ ‘That’s your mother, your sister, something!’ He continued
The man’s head lay in a pool of liquid, some of which contained blood. Paramedics were called to the scene, but the man’s condition was not immediately known
The Forest Park-Debaulvière Metrolink station in St. Louis, where the incident happened around 7 p.m. Friday.
According to a general manager of security for Bi-State Development, which operates Metro Transit, the guard, who works for a subcontractor, has been ‘removed from duty.’
In a written statement released Saturday, General Manager Kevin Scott said, ‘Metro Transit does not condone unprofessional and extreme conduct regardless of the circumstances.’
Tim Orange, who witnessed the incident on the platform, said: ‘I am completely disgusted.
St. Louis police are investigating the incident.
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