Philadelphia police arrested Thomas Scantling, 26 year-old with a criminal history, and charged him with attempted murder.
One of the most disturbing aspects of the attack is that nobody on the subway, and there were a number of fellow passengers, did nothing to protect 20 year-old Dewayne Taylor as he was being attacked. He received numerous stitches and a broken finger and says he does not know his attacker or have any idea why he was targeted.
As the video shows, Thomas Scantling ushers his 5-year-old son to a seat before taking a hammer out of his backpack and attacking Dewayne Taylor who is sitting in another seat. The fight continues onto a subway platform where Scantling allegedly tried to throw Taylor onto the tracks.
Us pedestrians need to rise up against this type of mess... Just because you're on public transportation does not give you the right to be crazy for crazy's sake! I've already boycotted Greyhounds thanks to Vince Weiguang Li, now I cant ride the train in Philly...