A Fox News weather forecaster encountered a violent group of teenagers on a subway in Manhattan on Sunday morning. He was attacked by the group while attempting to defend someone else who was being harassed. This was confirmed by both the police and the meteorologist.
Adam Klotz, a 37-year-old weatherman, discussed his experience in an Instagram video. Visibly wounded and disheveled, he detailed how he was returning home from seeing the New York Giants NFL playoff game at a bar by train when he noticed a senior citizen being harassed by a group of seven or eight adolescents.
In the video, he paraphrased the dialogue that took place before the assault. Klotz shared: “I was like, ‘Yo, guys, cut that out.’ And they decided, ‘Alright, if he’s not going to get it, you’re going to get it.’ And boy did they give it to me. They had me on the ground. My ribs are all bruised up, too. They got their hits in.”
Law enforcement officials reported that the meteorologist was riding the No. 1 train at approximately 1:15 am when he encountered the teens. The violent juveniles were also suspected of smoking weed around the same time as the attack.
The juvenile suspects made a break for it when they got off the train at the 18th Street station after committing the crime, yet the authorities managed to apprehend three of them – two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old. Nevertheless, police let them go soon after.
A representative for the New York Police Department said on Sunday that, “juvenile reports were prepared, and their parents were called to pick them up.”
The reason behind the release of the three suspects without any charges is unknown.
Klotz received medical attention for injuries that were not life-threatening at Bellevue Hospital.