On January 27, 2013 at approximately 6 p.m. Transit Police officers from Area 3 were dispatched to Broadway MBTA station for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers were met by a male and female victim who informed the officers they were set upon by another couple. Victims further informed the officers they boarded a northbound Red Line train along with their 2 year old daughter at Wollaston station. At this time they noticed a male, later identified as Joseph Pacheco, 43 of Weymouth along with his female companion (unidentified at this time) already on the train car and arguing loudly with one another. While the train was traveling inbound, Pacheco on two occasions asked the male victim for a cigarette. The victim turned him down on both requests. However on the second request for a cigarette Pacheco was leaning over the victims' stroller/carriage containing their 2 year old daughter. The female victim/mother of the 2 year old demanded Pacheco back away from her daughter. Pacheco's female companion took exception to this request and began assaulting the female victim. The male victim intervened and was then attacked by Pacheco, at this time the train was pulling into Broadway station and the female victim along with her young daughter were able to vacate the train.
Pacheco and his female companion continued to assault the male victim, this time however Pacheco attempted to strike the male victim with a 40oz container of beer. The victim was able to elude the beer bottle and it shattered against the train wall.
Transit Police officers placed Pacheco under arrest for Assault with a dangerous Weapon (beer bottle) and Assault & Battery. At the time of Pacheco's arrest there was an outstanding default warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court for Shoplifting. Pacheco was transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court sometime today. His unidentified female companion was able to flee prior to police arrival. Transit Police detectives will follow up to ascertain her identity.