Two arrests made in Sound Transit Light Rail assault


King County Sheriff’s detectives working for Sound Transit Police announced Friday (March 28) that they have arrested two of five teens suspected of 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.

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

The assault occurred on Thursday, March 20 aboard a light rail train heading to Seattle from Sea-Tac Airport. The victim was repeatedly punched and kicked by the five suspects when he tried to defuse the group after they harassed another passenger on the train.

The King County Sheriff’s Office contracts with Sound Transit for police services.


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