Arrest in beating of man, 85, on Metro train

A man has been arrested and charged with beating an 85-year-old man unconscious on a Metro train last week.

The Metro Transit Police said Tuesday that Antonio Rich Jr., 22, turned himself in Monday night and was taken into custody. The police had posted his picture asking for people’s help in identifying him.

The 85-year-old man was beaten by a panhandler to whom he refused to give money on an Orange Line train near Rosslyn a little before 7 p.m. last Thursday, the police said. At the time, they described the man as being in critical condition but expected to survive.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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