Man arrested on suspicion of groping woman on Blue Line, police say

Officers quickly arrested a man accused of groping a stranger on a Blue Line train near the Wardlow Station Tuesday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police got a call about a woman being groped in a train car around 9:20 a.m., Long Beach police spokesman Alvino Herrera said.

After officers talked to the victim, they quickly found a man matching the description of the suspected assailant, Herrera said.

They ended up arresting the man on suspicion of sexual battery, according to Herrera.

Police identified him as Darryl Jackson, a 29-year-old resident of Los Angeles.

He was booked into Long Beach jail and held in lieu of $20,000 bail, Herrera said.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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