Bus commuter choked with scarf in unprovoked attack

The suspect with the scarf 
By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) A bus commuter was suddenly attacked and choked with a scarf in an unprovoked violent attack, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The innocent traveler was choked with the scarf by a fellow bus passenger in an unprovoked attack until he fainted.

Video released by police showed a man using his scarf to strangle the 37-year-old victim, who was heading to work in the Earls Court area of London.

The assault took place while the traveler was on his way to work on the single decker C1 bus during broad daylight around 1:50 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Video released by the Metropolitan Police showed the attacker boarding the bus, which was traveling to White City, in Cresswell Gardens, and sat down immediately behind the victim.

The video showed that the pair exchanged words briefly before the suspect choked his traveling companion from behind with the scarf until he passed out.

When the victim regained consciousness a few seconds later, the assailant tried to choke him again. The attack lasted about 30 seconds.

After being assisted by passengers, the victim got off the bus at Earls Court and told police officers about what happened.

The suspect, a black man believed to be in his early to mid 20s, was caught on camera leaving the bus in Shepherds Bush at 1:57 p.m.