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US mayor 'sorry' elderly woman removed from train

8 March 2013 Last updated at 17:38 GMT

A Florida mayor has apologised to an elderly woman forcibly removed from a train for singing, local media report.

Emma Anderson, 82, was singing religious songs on a commuter train in southern Florida on 20 February.

She ignored warnings from a private security guard, her son said, and amateur video shows her falling as he appeared to drag her from the train.

Miami-Dade Transit has said it does not allow singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument without a permit.

Footage courtesy Donald Anderson/WPLG