Friday, January 10, 2014

Plympton man assaults officer

Matthew Majuri
On January 9, 2014 at approximately 8 pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 received a radio call to respond to MBTA Wollaston station for a disorderly group displaying a knife and drinking alcohol. Upon arrival officers were directed to the platform and spoke with an MBTA employee. The employee informed the officers a group of approximately 4 males were behaving in a tumultuous manner and carrying a bottle of liquor. As a train pulled into the station they attempted to board. The MBTA employee requested they turn over the bottle of liquor before entering the train. At this time a male, later identified as Matthew Majuri, 21 of Plympton, smashed the bottle on the platform directly in front of the employees feet.

The officer approached Majuri, who was still on scene, to ascertain what his issue was, Majuri was un-cooperative and attempted to flee out of the station. The officer was able to briefly grabbed hold of Majuri but Majuri was able to push the officer away and fled out of the station. The officer not deterred followed Majuri out to the parking lot and again attempted to gain control of him. Majuri  responded aggressively and again assaulted the officer by pushing him in the chest area. Majuri and the officer struggled and ended up on the ground. The officer utilized his Oleo resin Capsicum (OC) spray in an effort to subdue Majuri's violent behavior. Ultimately the officer was able to place Majuri in hand restraints and he was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Majuri will be arraigned sometime today in Quincy District Court for Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct.

The officer suffered a fractured finger in his right hand and was treated at a local area hospital.

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The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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