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SEPTA investigating after video captures violent assault on train

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Authorities are searching after receiving video of a recent attack on students on the SEPTA Broad Broad Line.

According to the transit agency, the incident happened on a train near the Erie station around 3:30 a.m. after school Wednesday.

The video shows a female student shouting at a group of other students who appear to be of Asian descent sitting in a column. A fight soon ensued.

In the video, a student, now suspicious, is seen throwing a punch. A group of victims sit down and try to save themselves.

A suspect stands in front of another student as she stands up. Then the suspect, intending to sit down, returns.

They say several obscenities, and then the situation turns violent.

The student standing there has been hit several times on the face. Then he hit his head against the side of the train, taking him to the ground. He is often beaten.

One of the accused is seen taking off his shoe and hitting the victim repeatedly.

Then you hear someone’s voice and the video stops.

The SEPTA police have been informed and have immediately started an investigation. There has been progress in identifying those involved in the attack. Investigators continue to interview witnesses and video phone calls that were released on social media, as well as SEPTA surveillance.

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel said arrests are expected soon after victims identify the suspect.

At this time, SEPTA police have not said that an attack will take place, but are working with the Philadelphia School District to get to the bottom of it.

The magistrates were not seriously injured.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact SEPTA Police at (215) 580-8111 or Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.

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