Bartlett Woman Attacked on Metra Train Rescued by Passenger

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A woman who was the victim of a surprise attack by another woman on a Metra train on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 spoke out for the first time with ABC 7 Chicago’s Rob Elgas about the attack that occurred while she was talking to her mother on her cellphone. “She just, like, let out this blood-curdling scream and then started hitting my head against the window and things just kind of got fuzzy,” said Danielle, who did not want to share her last name.

Some Metra passengers on the train that witnessed the violent attack, held down the irate woman who was later identified as Denisse Ceballos-Nolasco, age 36.

Witnesses reported Nolasco was spitting while she carried out an unprovoked attack on Danielle, who is a model from west suburban Bartlett. A conductor was bitten, and another passenger was pushed and punched by the suspect. Police arrived at the Milwaukee District West Line Roselle train station and arrested Ceballos-Nolasco, who was charged with battery and other charges.

Danielle and the Metra conductor were transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

According to the Daily Herald police beat 4/28/2008 a woman named Denisse Ceballos-Nolasco was arrested in April 2008 at a doughnut shop where she worked in Elgin, after she was accused of slapping her female manager and a male employee.

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