By Dominic Garcia

DENVER (CBS4) – Chapelle Brown is still healing from a horrific attack on Jan. 29. It happened at the Yale Light Rail station in Denver.

“I had my finger broken. He cut through the bone,” she told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.

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She says she had just gotten off from work around 7 p.m. when she heard someone run up behind her. That’s when she says a man started hitting her in the head with an ax-like object.

Chapelle Brown (credit: CBS)

“There was some sort of struggle, and at some point I guess he switched to the other side of the object and was hitting me in the head with it, and I was screaming,” said Brown.

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She also suffered a major cut to her head. A stranger rushed in to help and scared off the attacker, who police say was later found at the Southmoor Light Rail station.

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He has been identified as 58-year-old James Galloway. As for the man who helped her, Chapelle says she doesn’t know who it is and wants to find him to thank him.

James Galloway (credit: CBS)

“I would love to meet him. I would love to meet him and say thank you and he’s always welcome here. I don’t know how you repay someone for that.”

Chapelle Brown (credit: CBS)

Chapelle says police think the attack was random. Galloway does have a criminal history and is currently in jail.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Chapelle Brown with her medical expenses.

Dominic Garcia


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