On August 19, 2016 the Transit Police Department posted photograph's of an individual wanted for assaulting an MBTA bus operator. (see posting here). Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police detectives John J. Sullivan, 27, of Medford was identified as the assailant. Sullivan was formally charged with Assault & Battery on an Public Employee on September 20, 2016 in Brighton District Court.
Assaults on MBTA employees will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted. If you have information you would like to pass along to TPD but wish to remain anonymous simply text us your tip to 873873 or use our SeeSay App.
the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt