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Woman assaulted on MetroLink; 2nd such attack in recent days

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Investigations are ongoing after two assaults on MetroLink trains after in recent weeks.

In one case, a woman feared for her life. The other, a veteran was beaten badly.

Read: Victim left bloodied, bruised after assault on MetroLink

Melissa Godat says she was assaulted on the MetroLink on December 7 coming from South County to UMSL North Campus stop.

“A girl demanded that she needed to sit next to me, so I moved over and she began to roll her eyes and say racial slurs to me,” said Godat.

Godat says she felt her life was in danger. Godat tried to get up and move.

Godat said the girl, “got up in my face, like nose to nose. She shoved me against the door, was threatening me like, ‘I’m going to beat you up.” And the guy was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to beat you up too.”

“It’s ridiculous," Godat said. "There needs to be a police presence of security.”

Patti Beck, spokesperson for Metro, insists the system is safe.

“We do operate one of the safest systems in the country, but we are not immune to the crime in the region that is being evidenced around the nation,” said Beck.

As far as Godat is concerned, she will never ride the Metro again.

The investigation of both assaults are still ongoing. 

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