Thursday, April 21, 2011

Delta Employees Attacked On MARTA Train by group chanting, "B.F.P.L." -- but what does it mean?

Two Delta Airlines employees were attacked on a MARTA train.

MARTA police said they were investigating the incident. A witness said he watched the violent attack unfold Sunday."We were intimidated. Everyone was terrified. People were trying to run, but there was nowhere to run," the man, who requested anonymity, told Channel 2's Erica Byfield.

Around midnight, a MARTA train pulled up to the Garnett Station in Downtown Atlanta, authorities said. The witness said up to 30 people boarded the southbound train."Once the doors opened, it was like a bum rush of people," he told Byfield. "The next thing you know, they started just beating him. There was blood everywhere. People were hollering and screaming," he said.

A MARTA police report identified two victims as Delta Airlines employees. The report said one victim had a soda can smashed in his face and his wallet stolen, while the other was punched repeatedly in his face.The witness said the attackers were teens chanting "B. F. P. L."

"I don't know if that's a gang," the witness said. (read more)