On July 24, 2014 at approximately 5:45PM Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's JFK/UMass station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Eric Barrett
, 32, of East Boston fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers approached Barrett for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for Barrett's arrest issued from Lynn District Court for Malicious Destruction of Property over 250.00. Barrett was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.
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