MIAMI (AP) - The mayor of Miami-Dade County has apologized to an 82-year-old woman who was kicked off a Metrorail train.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/Z4J9tM ) reports Emma Anderson was singing religious hymns and making noise on the train Feb. 20 when she ignored a warning from a security guard to quiet down.
A cell phone video taken by a fellow passenger shows the guard physically removing Anderson from the train at the Brickell station. Anderson fell as she struggled with the guard for her rolling suitcase.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued an apology to Anderson this week. Miami-Dade Transit also issued a statement that says county rules prohibit anyone from "singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument" unless they have a commercial permit.
Transit spokeswoman Karla Damian says Anderson's singing was causing a disturbance.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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