Station Attacker Knocks Woman Down Into Gap Between Train and Platform

A video showing a group of young males harassing women at a train station, resulting in one falling onto the tracks, has been viewed more than one million times on Twitter.

The clip shows surveillance footage of the incident which occurred at Howth Junction Dart Station in Dublin, Ireland, on April 1.

The footage shows several males on bikes standing on the platform appearing to intimidate young women as they attempt to board to train.

One male can be seen kicking a female as she runs past him to get on the train, with a second male aggressively moving toward another woman as she also runs past.

As a third woman runs by while carrying a bag, the man again makes the same aggressive motion while another pushes his bike towards her, knocking her over.

The woman with the bag then falls down onto the tracks. At least two women and a rail staff member then run over to help the female victim.

"And people wonder why women are so scared to go out. Broad daylight, in a public place with cctv, and people around.. yet they're still attacked/confronted," Twitter user @Catherinelc94 wrote while sharing the video.

"They also tried to avoid the confrontation."

The post has since been retweeted more than 21,000 times, with the video watched 1.4 million times at the time of publication.

And people wonder why women are so scared to go out. Broad daylight, in a public place with cctv, and people around.. yet they’re still attacked/confronted. They also tried to avoid the confrontation. https://t.co/cpU1gxnyUk

— catt (@Catherinelc94) May 9, 2021

Gardai, the Irish police force, launched an investigation into the incident, but no arrests have been made.

A spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek: "Gardai are investigating an incident of assault that occurred in Howth Junction Dart Station on 1st April 2021 at approximately 9pm.

"A woman fell from the train platform during the incident and sustained injuries. An investigation is ongoing into this matter."

Irish Rail said that the males seen in the video involved had been removed from the train by security prior to the incident.

Spokesperson Barry Kenny told The Irish Sun: "As they [security guards] were ensuring access to a carriage for customers boarding, one member of the group removed caused a customer to be knocked between the train and platform.

"Security were liaising with the driver to ensure the train did not depart, and the customer was aided back to the platform and thankfully unhurt.

"Gardai were immediately alerted, and provided with CCTV to aid in identification of the culprits.

"We have had extensive operations established with gardai in recent weeks in this area, to assist us in both COVID measures and to address anti-social behavior."

Spelling to The Journal, Fingal County Councillor Brian McDonagh said that the issue of antisocial and aggressive behavior involving teenagers with bikes in the area has existed for a while.

"The group involved seem relatively small, and the solution is a combination of policing and transport policing and then parental responsibility," McDonagh said.

"The incidents have been serious enough and they will be getting identified and getting visits from gardaí. These incidents could have resulted in a death, and parents need to speak to their kids about their behavior."

Howth Junction Dart Station
(File photo) The Dart train stopping at Dun Laoighire station, outside Dublin. A video showing a group of young males harassing women at a train station in Dublin has been viewed more than one million times. Ingunn B. Haslekaas / Contributor/Getty Images