Video shows woman kicked in the face at light-rail station; 3 arrested

The attack appeared to unprovoked.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Three people have been arrested in connection to a violent, apparently unprovoked assault of a woman at a light-rail stop in St. Paul. 

The disturbing moment was caught on video and shared to Instagram, where it has been viewed more than 100,000 times with hundreds of commenters urging for the suspects to be brought to justice. 

The video shows a woman standing inside a shelter at a Green Line light-rail station before she is kicked in the face by a suspect in a red, hooded sweatshirt. Before the attack, another person repeatedly says "you won't" as if to provoke the violence. 

The victim did not file a police report and authorities have not made contact with her, according to reports. 

A spokesperson from Metro Transit Police Department, however, confirmed that the incident happened just after midnight Monday at the Dale Street Station and officers were reviewing surveillance video for possible leads. 

"We wish this had never happened. We can’t forget that there’s a victim here that for no reason whatsoever became part of this incident. Our job is to hold the people accountable for what happened," Metro Transit PD spokesperson Howie Padilla told the Pioneer Press

Identities of the suspects have not been released and the case is being presented to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office for possible charges. 

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Lindsay Whalen

Whalen's Gophers start season with only 7 players available

Whalen isn't happy that a transfer wasn't granted immediate eligibility to play.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.21.08 AM

Baby steals the show in Minnesota family's viral TikTok video

Definitely busting out that wobbly baby move at the next party...

Related