SEATTLE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A group of teens beat a 15-year-old girl in a Seattle bus tunnel as security guards watched, following rules that kept them from intervening, officials say.
King County Metro Transit is rethinking its security policies in the wake of the Jan. 28 incident, The Seattle Times reports.
"The county executive has ordered us to work with the sheriff's office to review the circumstances surrounding this incident and seek advice from other security experts to determine whether we need to change our security protocols," General Manager Kevin Desmond said in a release Tuesday.
The assault was partly caught on videotape by a security camera. In the tape, one guard is seen raising his arm at one of the attackers, allegedly another 15-year-old girl, while she ignores him.
The unarmed guards, who work for Olympic Security Services, are supposed to radio Metro Transit Control Center if they observe criminal or suspicious behavior. The center then contacts law enforcement.
A group of 10 teens allegedly confronted the victim in a downtown department store. After police intervened, they followed her into the bus tunnel where she was beaten, kicked and robbed.
A teen suspected of being the girl videotaped kicking the victim was arrested Friday.