Cell phone video captures the fight on the Blue Line in the Los Angeles metro
What did he start? The man who recorded the accident on his cell phone, Edgar Nunez, does not know.
Nunez uses train and bus regularly and widely from east of Interstate 405 to Beverly Hills where he works in one of the hotel kitchens.
“It got bad,” he says.
Nunez explained that he has started posting videos on his Instagram page (please allow the Peopleofmetrola link – you can see it on Slack) to let people know just how bad things are.
Now, we’ve seen videos of accidents on metro trains before, but this video has been around for a while. The conductor does not stop at one station but the fight continues through two stations, and even goes to the platform.
“I have never seen security,” Nunez says, adding that authorities have been alerted.
Someone in combat pulls a bolt and uses it over and over. Nunez says the man also carried a screwdriver, pepper spray and another taser, shivering when we wonder what would have happened if he had a gun and used it.
We reached out to Metro, where this video not only talks about violence, but raises questions about issues they have been asked before – from the safety of passengers, to the insecurity of all trains.
LA Metro issued the following statement in response to the violent incident:
Los Angeles Metro issued a statement after a video on social media showed a violent confrontation on the Blue Line.
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