Friday, October 24, 2014

Cambridge man arrested for Assault

Christopher Hicks
On October 23, 2014 at approximately 7:55pm Transit Police officers working in Area 2 received a radio call to respond to Harvard Sq., MBTA station for a report of a person who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 30 year old male, who informed the officers of the following: while traveling on a northbound Red Line train the victim's attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Christopher Hicks, 26, of Cambridge who was harassing numerous females on board on the train. Hicks, without provocation, then focused his attention onto the victim who attempted to ignore Hicks' boisterous conduct. As the victim was exiting the train at Harvard Sq., station Hicks deliberately kicked the back of the victim's feet forcing him to lose his balance. The victim asked Hicks to cease his behavior and continued on his way. Hicks followed the victim a short distance and then suddenly struck him in the head with a closed fist.

Hicks , who was still inside the station, was pointed out by the victim as well as a witness to the incident. Officers approached Hicks who refused to furnish his name and was generally uncooperative and hostile towards the officers. Hicks was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ,. During the booking process Hicks continued his violent behavior and refused to comply with simple instructions and assaulted the officer by kicking him. Hicks was brought under control and eventually processed. It is expected Hicks will be arraigned sometime today in Cambridge District Court for Assault & Battery and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon to wit: shod foot.

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