Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Transit Police officers injured subduing violent offender.

Transit Police officers assaulted
On February 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30pm a female was the victim of an Indecent Assault & Battery that occurred on an Orange Line MBTA train as it approached Forest Hills station. When the train doors opened the male offender exited the train and began to walk away in the direction of the escalator. The victim stepped off the train and observed two Transit Police officers located on the platform. The victim immediately yelled out to the officers informing them of what had occurred and pointed out the offending male. The first officer was able to catch up to the male subject, later identified as Samoal Abdelmagid, 42 of Boston and grab hold of him as he attempted to flee.  A violent struggle ensued in the lobby of the station, Abdelmagid threw closed fisted strikes to the officer's face and head. The officer was able to prevent Abdelmagid from fleeing long enough until her partner joined in to help. At this time Abdelmagid continued his violent assault upon the officers, the officers attempted to utilize their OC spray to cease Abdelmagid's aggression to no avail. As a result of the struggle one officer fell injured to the ground and Abdelmagid again began to flee. The other officer pursued Abdelmagid and she prevented his escape long enough for responding units to arrive and take Abdelmagid into custody a short distance away.

Both officers sustained injuries as a direct result of Abdelmagid's physical attack and were transported to local area hospitals with NON life threatening injuries.

It is expected Abdelmagid will be arraigned sometime tomorrow at West Roxbury District Court for Indecent Assault & Battery and various assault charges.

media inquiries should be sent to tpdnews@mbta.com


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