Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a woman violently yanks a female passenger out of a priority seat on the tube while claiming she was entitled to it.
The incident happened inside the crowded train passing Xinpu station, which is on the Blue Line of the Taipei Metro in North Taiwan’s New Taipei City.
In footage of the argument on 29th September, passenger Ms Zhu, 39, can be seen standing over the seated commuter, Ms Lin, 35.
Ms Zhu requested that Ms Lin give her her seat, reportedly claiming that she was “entitled” to it.
However, Ms Lin refused to move, leading to further arguments.
In the clip, Ms Zhu is shown fishing out a small card from her purse – which netizens have speculated was perhaps a disability identification certificate – and she shoves it in the younger woman’s face for a split second before violently pulling her out of the priority seat by her hair.
Stunned passengers watch as the thinner Ms Lin is flung across the crowded carriage.
Ms Lin, who claims she was using the priority seat because she was feeling unwell, is heard saying: “I’m pressing charges!”
Ms Zhu fires back: “Go ahead!”
Officers with the Tucheng Precinct of the New Taipei City Police Department boarded the train at the next station after Ms Lin pressed the car’s emergency button.
Ms Zhu allegedly refused to get off but was eventually escorted away together with Ms Lin at the terminal station.
Ms Lin has pressed assault charges, with her attacker not held in custody for the alleged public order offence. It is also currently unclear if the attacker had a disability card.
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