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The Bobster
01-21-2017, 02:36 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/01/21/caught-on-video-transgender-woman-attacked-in-center-city/

Caught On Video: Transgender Woman Attacked In Center City
January 21, 2017 1:08 PM

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating the assault of a transgender woman in Center City that was captured on cell phone video.

It happened shortly before 5 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Filbert Street.

Police say a transgender woman :confused: was walking with two friends when they were approached by a man who began exchanging words with the group.

Police say the suspect threw a bag at the woman and then struck her while shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs. :p

The suspect then fled the area as the victim began gathering her belongings from the ground.

Clear video of the attack and the suspect was captured on a cell phone.

Police have released the video in an effort to help identify the suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police at 215-686-3093/3094.

The Bobster
01-22-2017, 03:18 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/01/22/homeless-man-arrested-in-attack-on-transgender-woman-in-center-city/

Homeless Man Arrested In Attack On Transgender Woman In Center City
January 22, 2017 11:36 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have arrested a 25-year-old homeless man who was caught on video attacking a transgender woman in Center City.

Police say officers spotted the suspect standing in SEPTA’s Frankford Terminal in Northeast Philadelphia around 7:45 a.m. Sunday wearing the same clothing from the incident.

He is accused of assaulting a transgender woman as she was walking with two friends early Friday evening in the 1300 block of Filbert Street.

Authorities say the suspect approached the group and began exchanging words with them. They say he threw a bag at the woman and then struck her while shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs.

The suspect fled the area — but clear video of the attack was captured on a cell phone.

Police say the suspect, who is homeless, is facing charges related to the assault.