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Authorities Investigating Attack At Center City PATCO Station

By Todd Quinones

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – PATCO and Philadelphia police are investigating the attack and robbery of a young man at a Center City train station on Tuesday that was caught on tape.

The young victim was so badly beaten he had to be taken the trauma center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Two men are caught on camera attacking a 22-year-old from Haddonfield, New Jersey as he was trying to buy a ticket on PATCO.

The attacked happened at the PATCO stop at 8th and Market Streets on January 2nd.

Video of the attack recently surfaced on the website,

Even though the attack happened at 2:30 a.m., riders who spoke with Eyewitness News were surprised there apparently were no Delaware River Port Authority Police at the Center City stop during the early morning hours, following New Year’s Day.

“It’s unnecessary. Especially this stop right here. There should be the most police presence here, because this is the main hub right here in the city,” PATCO rider Nicodemo Fiorentino said.

The 22-year-old victim was repeatedly punched and kicked in the head while on the ground as onlookers can be heard yelling.

The two suspects then robbed him before running away.

“It’s just young kids being young and stupid,” said Lamont Pole, who watched the video.

The DRPA police are investigating the assault.

The victim was treated and eventually released from the hospital.

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  • loren

    PATCO police are there to protect PATCO property.They could’nt care about anything or anyone else.

  • Eric

    These Black on whites are happening nationwide. Learn the truth from Paul Kersey.

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  • Susan G.

    It’s a hate crime. Al Sharpton, will you help white people too?

  • noname

    …reminder to self, take in permit to carry application.

  • dave

    so he was beaten so badly, he had to be taken to a trauma center, then he wasn’t seriously hurt, treated and released? whut?

    • Jenny

      Everyone is different. Some people will break down muscle if beaten and can quickly die from kidney failure from the protein products that enter the blood stream. Look at that kid who died from being punched on a bus as part of some hazing ritual. He had no internal bleeding or broken bones. But he died. Others also went through the same thing and didn’t have that reaction. When people get punched up a bunch. the roll of the dice will have it that some will die if not treated. Many will need kidney dialysis.

  • jersey mike

    more important than the attack is the subject of punishment when the boys are caught.since they feel tough enough to beat and rob;pack them up and ship them to afghanistan to serve as a bullet stopper.

  • Bryan D. Lindat

    These B—hs should have been charged with a HATE CRIME.

  • Lost

    since when is 8th & Market “North Philadelphia”? Or is that not where it happened?

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