Metro Transit Police said they are looking for a man who is shown in a surveillance video punching another man and knocking him down on an escalator in the rail system.
Police said the man shown in the video allegedly assaulted a 69-year-old man Friday around 1 p.m. at the Eastern Market station.
The man victim told police he was pushed by another man as he got off the train. The two then engaged in a verbal altercation on an escalator at the stop. The victim told authorities that the other man then punched him in the face with a closed fist. In the video, the victim is seen falling down on the escalator.
The victim was transported to a local hospital after suffering injuries to his face. Police said in a Twitter message that he will be okay.
Metro Transit Police said in their statement that there are “no current warrants” for the man who is shown in their photos and video on the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.