An 85-year-old man has been hospitalized after he was beaten unconscious on a Metro train Thursday evening.
The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. on an Orange Line train near Rosslyn, Virginia.
A Metro police spokesman said a panhandler hit the man in the face after he refused to give money.
The unconscious victim was taken to a local hospital from the Rosslyn station.
Officials said the man is in critical condition but expected to survive.
No arrests have been made, and Metro Police is asking for the public’s help in finding the man suspected for the beating.
SEEKING TO IDENTIFY: Metro Transit Police seeks public’s assistance to identify suspect in a felony assault aboard Orange Line train near Rosslyn. Victim 85 y/o male in critical but stable condition. #wmata pic.twitter.com/VupOfGaehG
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) January 29, 2021