Four teens were arrested after a Madison man was attacked twice: exiting a Metro bus and again off the bus.
Police said the incident occurred just after 5 p.m. Tuesday when the victim, a 56-year-old man, was about to exit a Madison Metro bus on North Sherman Avenue. The suspects allegedly tripped the man as he was leaving the bus and attempted to grab his wallet. Police said the victim slapped one of the suspects and the 56-year-old was attacked by a second suspect, who punched the victim multiple times in the head and upper torso as he moved for an exit door. The man was able to flee the bus but the suspects followed him, continuing violence on the street. Police said the victim was further punched, tripped and kicked in the back
Witnesses were able to describe the attackers, which helped police arrest two suspects near Elka Lane and Packers Avenue. Two others were identified from bus surveillance video and were arrested later Tuesday evening. Three of the four arrested on suspicion of battery were juveniles and not identified by name -- two are 16 years old and one is 14. Jakiv McReynolds, 18, was also arrested.
A fifth suspect has not been identified, according to police. The man is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s between 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-eight-inche stall. Police say he was wearing a brown puffy coat, black knit hat and weighs between 200 and 220 pounds.