ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Metro Transit officials say police are investigating an assault that happened on an eastbound MetroLink train, late Sunday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., the 19-year-old victim told police that four teenagers beat him as he rode the train from the DeBaliviere stop to Union Station.
At Union Station, the victim got off the train and a metro employee called police. Two St. Louis County Police officers, working the MetroLink detail, were the first to respond.
The victim suffered bruises and facial fractures, according to Metro Transit President and CEO John Nations.
The victim reported that the teens did not take anything from him.
It’s not clear if the attackers were trying to knock the victim unconscious, as part of the so-called knockout game.
“No evidence along those lines has been made available to us. All we know is a young man was on the system, he suffered injuries while he was on the system, and we’re investigating it diligently,” said Nations.
MetroLink trains have surveillance cameras. Nations said any footage would be turned over to police. Nations said he has not seen the video, himself.
No description of the attackers was available on Tuesday evening.