Monday, December 7, 2015

Beverly man arrested for Assaulting MBTA employee.

John Reddy
On December 3, 2015 at approximately 7PM Transit Police officers assigned to the downtown area received a radio call to respond to Haymarket MBTA station for a report of an MBTA employee who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim/MBTA employee who pointed out a male, later identified John Reddy, 37 of Beverley. The victim informed the officers his attention was drawn to Reddy due to other passengers complaining of being harassed by him. Upon approaching Reddy, Reddy threw a Rolling Rock beer bottle nearly striking the victim in the head. Reddy then shouted out that he would "Kill" the MBTA employee/victim. Officers also observed shattered glass strewn about the immediate area.

Officers placed Reddy into custody for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Reddy was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division last week.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at


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