A migrant from Eritrea, known as ‘Joker’, is in hospital after he was attacked by fellow migrant riders in a train carriage at Durango Silverton train station.
Joker, who is believed to be under the age of 25, suffered severe facial injuries in the attack and is in a serious condition, according to the Durango Police Department.
The train is scheduled to arrive at Durangon Station at 7:00am.
It was cancelled after the incident.
“He was trying to get out of the train when a fellow migrant rode by and stabbed him.
He was screaming for help, and was being held up by another migrant, who was also stabbed,” said Officer Christopher Hutton.
“He managed to get ahold of his throat, which he had just got taken out of his mouth by the other migrant,” Hutton said.
Police said they were called to the train station after a woman reported a “violent attack” by another person on a train.
A third person, a man in his 20s, was also injured in the incident and was taken to hospital.
Police said the man, who they identified as “Joker”, was “confused and upset” at the time of the attack, which is not yet known if he has any prior criminal record.
This is not the first time a migrant has been attacked by another train passenger in Durango.
In February 2016, an Eritrean man was attacked and left with a fractured skull by another Eritreans passenger.
The man, identified as ‘Konstantin’, was charged with assault and assault with a weapon, as well as resisting an officer without violence.