King 5 is reporting on an incident that happened on the light rail at the Columbia City Station:
A Seattle University law student is recovering with a broken jaw after he was attacked on a light rail train Thursday night.
He was sucker punched by an unruly passenger after he tried to protect a family being harassed.
Daniel Villarreal and his girlfriend from Sweden were on their way home from Sea-Tac Airport when he says a group of five or six men boarded the train. A few of the men were smoking.
Villarreal felt they were all being aggressive toward another passenger and his wife after they asked the group not to smoke on the train. Villarreal tried to get the men to calm down, but they turned aggressive toward him.
Villarreal said out of nowhere, one of the men sucker punched him, instantly breaking his jaw. There was a scuffle and one of the men tried to steal Villarreal’s girlfriend’s bag.
When they got to the Columbia City station, the men gave up and wandered off. Villarreal had to be taken away by ambulance from the train station.