Two minors arrested over ‘cowardly attack’ on Metro stationmaster

Two minors arrested over 'cowardly attack' on Metro stationmaster

Two minors have been arrested over the savage bashing of a 52-year-old stationmaster at Omonia Metro.

The two perpetrators, brothers aged 15 and 17, were identified and taken into police custody on Friday evening.

According to information, another person was identified, a Dias (ΔΙ.ΑΣ) officer (the motorcycle unit of the Hellenic Police) who allegedly helped them hide after receiving a call from the boys mother. 

The officer has also been charged with neglect of duty.

Wild beating of a Metro stationmaster: Perpetrators identified and a shocking testimony given

The 53-year-old stationmaster described the shocking attack, saying “I boarded at Anthoupolis. Two young men without masks boarded at Agios Antonios.”

“They sat on the seats and put their feet on the seats. I said to one ‘lad, you sit at home without a mask and put your feet on the seat?.’ He then replied: ‘This is how I sit in my house’.

“I also told him ‘nice house.’ The eldest stood up and said to me, ‘What did you say to my brother?’ They both stood up, I got up too because I was scared because he had a bag and I was afraid he might have a knife, something else.

“I did not get off at the next metro station, and I said I will go off at Omonia because there is always people there.

“I got off at Omonia and at the time when the train was about to leave they also came out, holding two cans of soft drinks.

“The first threw one at me, and while I was going to avoid the second can, one came from behind, punched me on my head and jaw, threw me down and then beat me and kicked me.

“I remember shouting ‘enough’ and thinking I would be disabled.

“They were cursing. At that moment, my priority was to protect myself as much as I could and see where it would end.

“As I was falling, they hit my head on the right side, my jaw, my nose and kicked me in the back.”

The 53-year-old stationmaster suffered fractures during the vicious beating at the metro station.