Officers were furnished with the following sequence of events by the victim as well as a witness; the victim had disembarked from a Route 39 bus when she was approached by Johnson who was seeking money. The victim continued on her way and Johnson followed her into the station eventually standing in front of her blocking her path. Johnson forcefully pushed the victim to the ground, struck her in the torso area and attempted to take her handbag. At this time a good citizen came to her aid and Johnson fled out of the station.
Johnson was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Johnson will be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Assault to Rob (Unarmed) and Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person.
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