Authorities investigating attack in Hollywood Metro station caught on camera

The silence of the Hollywood Red Line station was broken Tuesday morning at 12:45 a.m. by what is being described as a "punch and a kick."

The whole thing was recorded on cell phone video.

You can't understand the words, but on the video, it sounds like two men are saying something while another watches.

Of the two men talking, one throws a punch knocking down another. Then according to 27-year-old Lake Cunningham, the suspect kicks the man while the other suspect moves the fallen man's backpack.

"I had a feeling something was going to happen and the suspect was taking off his clothes and he was ready to fight," Cunningham said.

Cunningham, of North Hollywood, said he pulled out his smartphone and started recording what he saw. He says the man who threw the punch "came across (the platform) and came from behind him and sucker punched him in the mouth."

Then came around the side of him and then kicked him in the face. The kick can not be seen on camera, but Cunningham said he saw it.

After the incident, Cunningham said he walked over to the man to try to help, but the man said he didn't want any. He went outside and called transit police.

When they arrived, however, both men were gone.

On Wednesday, METRO official Dave Sotero said the victim filed a statement with the LA County Sheriff's Department about the incident.

Authorities would like to talk to the other two men seen in the video.

METRO Deputies said there are cameras in the subway station and they intend to view that video as well.

Cunningham said because it's "dangerous to intervene," he didn't want to try to engage in the raucous. Instead he pulled out his phone and started recording.

He gave that to authorities and posted it on Facebook hoping to make a difference.

"I personally want to know who he was and I definitely want to see justice done," he added.

METRO authorities have not publicly named the victim and are trying to learn more about the suspects.

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