A total of 13 teenagers are facing -- or expected to face -- assault charges in two alleged beatings in recent weeks on light rail trains in Lakewood.
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The announcement by District Attorney Alexis King on Dec. 2 did not name the teens, aged 15-17.
They are accused of a “random attack” in October, in which a 45-year-old man was alleged pushed out of a train at the station at West 13th Avenue and Garrison Street. The man was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital, suffering from “serious bodily injury.”
On Nov. 3, the teenagers allegedly struck again, attacking a 47-year-old man on a train near the Federal Center.
“The victim sustained several broken bones and required facial reconstructive surgery,” according to a press release from the DA’s office.
The teenagers face felony assault charges. One faces an additional charge of inciting a riot, an action allegedly related to the November incident.
In November, the DA announced seven juveniles faced charges. Now the count is confirmed as 12 teenagers who face charges. And a 13th is expected to be charged on Dec. 6.
A call to the DA’s office seeking comment on the cases and additional information, including a timeline of charges, was not returned to Colorado Community Media.
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