Caught on camera: St. Louis man beaten on train, incident sparked by Mike Brown question

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Police in St. Louis are investigating an attack on the MetroLink train that was caught on camera and posted to Facebook by a witness, identified as Twan Davis.

Police told KMOV that the suspect, who is described as a man in his early 20’s, asked to use the victim’s cell phone. The victim refused to let the suspect to use his phone.

The suspect then allegedly sat down next to the victim and asked for his opinion on the “Mike Brown situation.” The 43-year-old victim said he had not put much thought into the matter, and the suspect allegedly began beating the victim.

In the surveillance video of the incident, two other men allegedly participated in the attack, police told KMOV.

A security officer got on the MetroLink at the next station and called police after seeing the attack take place. The suspects immediately fled the train at the stop.

KMOV reported that the victim suffered injuries to his face including bruising on his face and forehead but refused treatment at the scene.