WASHINGTON - Two more victims have come forward in another violent attack at a Metro station. It is the latest in a string of violent assaults happening in the transit system.
"I don't know exactly what was happening,” said one of the victims. “I heard my girlfriend screaming."
It was 15 seconds of terror for a D.C. couple after they were attacked by a group of teenagers on Metro.
"I think there were about ten kids who were just all attacking us," said the girlfriend.
It was 9:30 p.m. Saturday night on January 2. The couple was waiting for a train at the Metro Center stop after spending a night at the movies. They were sitting on a bench when he was sucker-punched from behind and suffered a loss of vision.
"It all happened very quickly, and then they were just hitting us both in the face and head,” said the female victim.
They said the attack was unprovoked.
“We literally said nothing to them,” said the boyfriend.
The male victim had two black swollen eyes, welts on his head and bruised wrists from shielding his face. His girlfriend was left bleeding with a split lip.
Nothing was stolen by this group of teens.
“It was pretty quick and direct,” he said. “They came up – I noticed they had scarves over their face – they said a few words about my shoes, about getting up, if I wanted to give them my seat, and then before I had a chance to respond, that is when they just started attacking.”
The couple said had they been made aware by Metro about the recent uptick in assaults by groups of juveniles, they would have likely chosen another way to get home.
"At this point, I just feel like if someone wants to attack me, they can,” said the female victim. “I don't really feel safe on the Metro anymore.”
She added, "We would have liked to have known. I think if I had more information, I may have made a different decision about riding Metro.”
This is now the fourth known assault of this type since late December. Three of the four cases have been uncovered by FOX 5.
For this most recent case, Metro has yet to put out any suspect description or surveillance images of the suspects.
Metro said in 2015, it saw its lowest point for serious crime in seven years.