London (CNN) A man has been arrested after a video capturing anti-Semitic abuse targeting Jewish children on the London Underground went viral.
British Transport Police said the man, whose name was not released, was arrested in Birmingham on Saturday evening on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense.
The police said the incident happened on a London underground train around midday on Friday and was captured in a video that was widely circulated on social media.
The footage, originally shared by one of the passengers, shows a man reading anti-Jewish Bible passages to a young boy wearing the kippah.
The video then shows the man threatening fellow passengers who tried to intervene in the situation. Later, a woman wearing a hijab — named by the PA news agency as Asma Shuweikh — confronts him. CNN was unable to reach Shuweikh.
The mother-of-two, from London, told PA she knew she “had to confront him” when she saw what was happening.
“I would have loved more people to come up and say something, because if everyone did, I do not think it would have escalated in the way that it did,” she told the agency.
“Being a mother-of-two, I know what it’s like to be in that situation and I would want someone to help if I was in that situation,” she said.