Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Update **Operator assaulted-Arrest Made

On March 13, 2013 Transit Police detectives arrested Albert Galloway, 18 of Roxbury in connection to the senseless attack of an MBTA bus operator (see below). Galloway will be charged with Wrongful Interference of a Bus, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), Assault & Battery and Fare Evasion. Galloway will be arraigned either this afternoon or sometime tomorrow in Dorchester District Court. The investigation is still ongoing by Transit Police detectives.  If you know the identity or the whereabouts of other individuals involved this incident, please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you can help our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can use our SeeSay app or simply text your tip to our tip line at 873873.

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 On March 9, 2013 at approximately 1:20 am Transit Police officers responded to Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue for a report of a MBTA Bus Operator driving a Route 16 bus being assaulted by multiple teen aged attackers. Upon arrival officers located the bus operator, a 52 year old male, being treated by Boston EMT's . The bus operator informed officers after he came to a stop to drop off and pick up a passenger he was unable to continue due to several teen aged males standing in front of his bus preventing him from pulling out. Suddenly and without provocation the suspects set upon the operator punching him in the head, neck and facial area. At one point during the assault they attempted to pull the operator through the window. The suspects fled the area in various directions. The operator suffered multiple abrasions about his face.