Friday, April 10, 2015

Boston man arrested for assaulting elderly female.

Anthony Samuel
On April 9th, 2015 at approximately 1:15pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Chinatown station for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers were directed to the inbound platform where they observed a male, later identified as Anthony Samuel, 25, of Dorchester being restrained by another passenger. Several witnesses came forward and informed the officers Samuel, while seated next to a 63 year old female on the train, suddenly and without provocation began to strike the female victim with a closed fist about her head and body. Other passengers present intervened and interrupted the assault.

Officers placed Samuel into custody for Assault & Battery on an Elderly person. (Victim transported to local area hospital by Boston EMS for head and chest pain).

 While on scene another female approached officers and informed them approximately 15 minutes prior at Ruggles MBTA station Samuel exposed his genitals to her. Samuel will be additionally charged with Open & Gross Lewdness. It is expected Samuel will be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.

media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Richard Sullivan at


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