MARTA: Suspect arrested for shoving elderly man off train (VIDEO)

MARTA police tell Fox 5 News they have arrested Loren Hooks, 43, of Atlanta and charged him with simple battery in connection with the June 7th incident involving a 68-year-old man who was forcibly removed from a train stopped at the East Lake rail station. Mr. Hooks has been transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

The incident occurred on Saturday at the East Lake Station around 4:00 p.m. Authorities say what's most disturbing is that no one called police.

A passenger uploaded video of the fight on YouTube. According to the source, the elderly man got on MARTA and immediately started talking disrespectfully to those around him.

A man dressed in a black shirt began arguing with the elderly man and eventually grabbed his walker and forced the man off of the train. Another passenger claims the older man fell after being forced off.

Officials have not released additional information about the suspect or the incident.


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