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Police arrest 4 teens for battery of Madison man

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MADISON (WKOW) – Police arrested four teens for attaching a 56-year-old Madison man Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the incident took place around 5:08 p.m. on N. Sherman Avenue on the city's north side. The 56-year-old man was attacked on a Madison Metro bus and after he got off at his bus stop.

Officials say the victim told them some of the teens put legs out to stop him from exiting the bus as he tried to get off at his bus stop. As the teens held the victim up, one of the teens tried to take his wallet out of his back pocket. 

Authorities say the victim responded by slapping the teen. The victim was then attacked by a second suspect, who punched the man several times in the head and upper torso. Police say  the victim ran out of the front of the bus and the teens went out of the back to chase him down.

Police say the teens caught up to the victim and two suspects punched the man while a third one tripped him. The victim was kicked in the back after landing on the ground.

Authorities say the bus driver was able to assist the responding officers by giving them good descriptions of the teens. Two suspects were arrested near Elka Lane and Packers Avenue.

Officers arrested two other teens after viewing surveillance video. Authorities knew their names because of prior contacts with the teens. Both teens were arrested Tuesday night at their homes.

Madison police continue to search for a fifth suspect who has not been identified. Police describe him as a black male, late teens to early twenties, 5'6"-5'8", 200-220 pounds and wearing a brown puffy coat with a black knit hat.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014

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