King County Sheriff's detectives make arrest in light rail assault

King County Sheriff’s detectives working for Sound Transit Police announced they have arrested 2 of 5 teens suspected a assaulting a man and breaking his jaw on a light rail train last week.

Detectives reviewed surveillance footage of the March 20th incident and arrest two teen boys, 15 and 16 years of age, the day after the incident.   Both teens were booked into the Youth Services Center for Investigation of Felony Assault.

Detectives said they are still seeking 3 suspects in the case and will continue to work the case until the 3 are in custody.

The assault occurred on March 20th aboard a light rail train heading to Seattle from the airport.   The victim was repeatedly punched and kicked by the 5 suspects when he tried to defuse the group after they harassed another passenger on the train.

The video of the assault will not be released at this time while the investigation is still ongoing.


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