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Mob of Teens Attack Man at Richmond BART Station: Police



    Group of Juveniles Assaults Man Near Richmond BART Station

    Police in Richmond are investigating a battery that occurred Thursday near the Richmond BART Station. Jodi Hernandez reports. (Published Friday, July 21, 2017)

    Police said a man was savagely beaten by a mob of teenagers at the Richmond BART station.

    BART police responded at 11:26 a.m. Thursday to several 911 calls reporting five or six juveniles were assaulting a man and kicking him in the head. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt was at the station and witnessed the attack.

    "His whole face was bloody covered in blood," Butt said of the victim, identified as Landon Simms.

    The mayor saw the tail end of the attack and said about 20 teenagers were recording the beating with their phones.

    Butt called police and said he was shocked nobody from BART was there to help. The station agent was also nowhere to be seen, the mayor said.

    "It's a big problem," Butt said. "There should be some responsible security person there at all times."

    Responding officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the teens. 

    Simms said he has to have stitches inside and outside of his scalp.

    Meanwhile, his family is outraged.

    "This has got to stop," said Mary Green, Simms' victim's mother-in-law. "They got to do more foot patrol."

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