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2 more RTD security guards charged in alleged assault inside Union Station bathroom

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 18:06:40-04

DENVER — Two additional RTD-contracted security guards were charged Thursday in connection with the assault of another man in a restroom at Union Station.

Taylor Taggert, 27, and Victor Diaz, 28, were arrested Monday and each charged with multiple counts, including accessory to a crime, witness intimidation and assault. 

A third suspect, James Hunter, 34, was arrested May 29, and charged with first-degree assault and witness intimidation.

According to an arrest warrant, the victim contacted police on May 17 about the alleged assault that occurred on April 20.

The victim told police he was taken into the men’s restroom by Hunter and assaulted after the two exchanged words. 

The victim told police he woke up several days after the attack with no knowledge of how he got home. 

According to the arrest warrant, Hunter told colleagues as was leaving the restroom after the alleged attack that “someone might want to call EMS, there’s a guy on the ground in there.”

The charges allege that Diaz assisted in the incident, and Taggert was an accessory to the commission of the crime in attempting to cover up the incident after the fact.

At the time of the incident, all three men were employed as security guards by Allied Universal under contract to RTD.

RTD said it is working with Denver police on this incident, which continues to be an open investigation.