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Security guard banned from work after pushing MATA passenger

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The area where the passenger bled out on the sidewalk was cleaned up with soap and water. The area where the passenger bled out on the sidewalk was cleaned up with soap and water.
A security guard is charged with aggravated assault after officers found that the guard possibly pushed a Memphis Area Transit Authority passenger causing him to fall. A security guard is charged with aggravated assault after officers found that the guard possibly pushed a Memphis Area Transit Authority passenger causing him to fall.
Mitchell is banned from returning to work with the company and is locked up on a $200,000 bond. Mitchell is banned from returning to work with the company and is locked up on a $200,000 bond.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - A security guard is charged with aggravated assault after officers found that the guard possibly pushed a Memphis Area Transit Authority passenger causing him to fall.

The victim was sent to the hospital after he was injured at the terminal on 444 N. Main Street in Downtown Memphis.

MATA's interim general manager said he is "appalled" by the security guard's behavior.

Police say that a preliminary investigation revealed that 49-year-old Adicus Mitchell pushed the 68-year-old James Robert Gray. According to an incident report, a bus driver called for security because Gray was being an unruly passenger.

The narrative says Gray "turned" and "advanced" on Mitchell and told him "don't touch me" with an obscenity.

Investigators say the incident was captured on video.

Gray remains in critical condition at the Regional Medical Center. Witnesses said the victim hit the ground head first.

"He hit his face and started having seizures and blood kept spraying," said a witness.

A photo sent to WMC Action News 5 by a witness shows the man bleeding on the ground. He is in critical condition, according to police. The blood on the sidewalk was cleaned up with soap and water, according to a WMC Action News 5 photographer on the scene.

According to witnesses, the victim had a prosthetic leg. The dispute reportedly started over bus fare.

MPD and MATA are investigating the incident. MATA plans to review its relationship with the security company.

Pro-Tech is the company for which the security guard works. The company has a contract with MATA. A woman who answered the phone at Pro-Tech had no comment about the incident.

Mitchell is banned from returning to work with the company and is locked up on a $200,000 bond.

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