Philadelphia Police released video on Thursday of a violent assault on a SEPTA bus in an attempt to identify three unknown suspects. (Update: NewsWorks content partner NBC10 spoke with the victim.)
Just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the suspects followed a 25-year-old man onto the bus near N. Broad and Loudon streets and approached him near the rear of the vehicle, according to police.
“After a brief conversation, the suspects began to kick, punch and stomp the complainant after he falls to the floor of the bus causing injuries to the complainant’s eye, face and arm,” a police statement read. “The suspects then fled the bus running north on Broad Street from Wyoming Avenue.”
The suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early 20s.
One had a goatee, medium build and was wearing a white T-shirt, khaki-style pants and black (or dark blue) and white New Balance sneakers. The second wore a white tank top, dark shorts and black and white Puma sneakers. The third, who has a stocky build, was wearing a yellow Polo shirt with blue stripes Polo shirt, dark jeans and white sneakers.
Police ask anyone with information about the case, or suspects, to call Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54 or the tipsline at (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or send it in via the department’s website.