Commuters in Washington, D.C. had a bit of a surprise on their morning Metro ride on Thursday. At about 6:00 a.m., a naked man got on board a train at the Gallery Place station, a passenger who recorded video of the incident told local FOX5. The passenger said that at the next stop, the nude straphanger switched trains, where he attacked another person.
Police eventually apprehended the naked man at the DuPont Circle station, where they used a Taser to get him under control and arrest him. In the video, the man can be seen lashing out during a struggle. The suspect eventually had to be placed on a stretcher to be removed from the station.
Law enforcement officials told the local television station that the suspect admitted to being under the influence of a controlled substance, but it’s unclear what the substance was.
Police said that injuries suffered by the passengers who were allegedly attacked were not serious, and while the investigation is still going on, it remains to be determined what charges — if any — the suspect will face.
[Image via FOX5 DC screengrab]