Teen describes beating on Metro car that went viral

A teen from Northeast D.C. spoke to FOX 5 after becoming the subject of a viral video in which he was punched repeatedly on a Metro car last week.

The 18-year-old, who FOX 5 agreed not to identify, says a coworker's girlfriend punched him while he was riding a Green Line train toward downtown on July 29.

The vicitm believes the attack was in response to him accidentally stepping on the attacker's shoes a week prior.

"I was scared for my life. I tried to, you know, cover my vital parts of my body that I need," said the teen.

Metro Transit Police say they have identified a person of interest, but have not made any arrest.

Police are looking at video of the attack that has nearly 300,000 views on Twitter.

The teen said he was heading home from a summer job in Columbia Heights when he was knocked to the ground and then punched at least a half dozen times.

"When the first one hit it felt like a brick hitting my face and I was kind of like shook by it," he said.

Instead of trying to stop the beating, several people were recording on their phones.