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White Man Punches Asian Man On Subway (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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A video (below) posted on Twitter Oct. 18 shows an unidentified white man suddenly punching an Asian man on a London subway train.

According to the Daily Star, the train was pulling into the Upton Park station when the man struck the passenger, and ran out the open doors.

A woman, who was sitting next to the victim, jumped up and chased after the fleeing attacker on the subway platform.

The video was uploaded by Miqdaad Versi, the Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, who added this caption: "Apparent racist attack on London Underground @BTP: hope perpetrator is found & faces justice for this despicable unprovoked assault."

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A spokesman for the British Transport Police (BTP) said that an arrest was made on Oct. 17: "A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning ABH and using threatening/abusive words/behavior or disorderly behavior likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. He has been bailed until November 14."

A 56-year-old man was stabbed at a London subway station in December 2015, noted USA Today at the time.

Muhaydin Mire was charged with attempted murder for the incident at the Leytonstone underground station that left the victim wounded, but not in a life-threatening situation.

Scotland Yard originally said they were going to treat the attack as a "terrorist incident" because the attacker allegedly yelled, "This is for Syria."

The attacker was Tased and arrested by the cops. An unidentified bystander was heard heckling the attacker: "You ain't no Muslim [brother]," in a video that was uploaded to social media sites.

Britain's Press Association noted that Mire was accused of hitting and kicking the middle-aged man, and slicing a 5-inch wound in his neck. The victim was reportedly in surgery for five hours following the incident.

According to Britain's Press Association, images and flags associated with ISIS were allegedly discovered by authorities on Mire's cell phone, along with images connected to the Paris terror attacks and police training tactics for stopping an active shooter.

Sources: Daily StarMiqdaad Versi/Twitter, USA Today / Photo credit: Miqdaad Versi/Twitter via YouTube

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