Then a young woman spat in his face, Jones said.
In the video, posted on Facebook by another passenger, a group of five to seven people is shown kicking, punching and slapping Jones. One woman yells “get him” as he tries to deflect the punches.
The fight eventually spills out onto the platform. At one point, Jones gets off the ground and starts walking. The group soon attacks again, at one point with a skateboard, until he is left motionless on the ground.
The group then piles back onto a train and continues their ride.
“In my mind I was like ‘just don’t pass out. God don’t let them kill me,’” Jones told NBC5.
DART spokesman Mark Ball said police were notified immediately and were on the scene within a few minutes.
“We apologize for this happening, especially to that customer,” Ball said, according to WFAA8. “This is not something we want happening on DART’s trains. So, we actually want to catch these individuals and we want to prosecute them.”
No one from the Dallas Police Department or DART was available for comment early Thursday.
Late Thursday, police arrested Jakobi Darion Hendrix, 21, of Dallas in connection with the case, according to Fox4. Police said they have identified other suspects but no additional arrests have been made.
No arrests in the case have been made. An investigation is ongoing.
After the beating, Jones, whose injuries included bruised ribs, was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
“I’m resting in the fact that I’m alive,” Jones told WFAA 8.
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