WASHINGTON — The Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) arrested Jarrell Thompson, Jr., on Dec. 29 and charged him with aggravated assault for pushing another young man into the side of a Red Line train at the Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metrorail station last month.
Thompson, 18, from Southeast Washington, could receive up to 15 years in prison. He is in custody in the District of Columbia.
The incident occurred at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 as the train was coming into the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station. The train was headed in the direction of Shady Grove.
The investigation indicated that the two men were involved in an altercation and Thompson pushed the minor into the side of the last car of a six-car train. The young man then fell to the platform and was aided by local emergency medical first responders. The minor, was transported to a nearby hospital with a serious head injury and was recently released.