Emma Anderson, 82, was on board a train in Florida where she was singing religious songs and a security guard asked her to stop on February 20. Family of Emma, who was injured after being removed from a train, are outraged and are planning to take legal action.It is alleged that the security guard then forcibly removed Anderson from the train, which was filmed by a passenger’s mobile phone as seen in the video below.
X-rays revealed that Anderson, from Miami-Dade, suffered both a bruised hip and shoulder.
Anderson’s son Kenny told ABC News:
“By what we saw on the footage, she was dragged off the train. She wasn’t escorted.
“She was just singing to the Lord, preaching to the Lord, and he grabbed her bag and drug her off the train.”
A spokesperson for Miami-Dade Transit said that Anderson was “causing a disturbance”.
They said in a statement:
“Ms. Anderson’s singing was causing a disturbance to other passengers and impeding important train announcements from being heard. We regret that Ms. Anderson had to eventually be escorted out, but regardless of age, all passengers need to abide by the rules associated with using transit.”
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