On November 18, 2016 at approximately 12AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Harvard Sq. Station for a report of an Assault & Battery. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 67 year old male, who informed the officers of the following: the victim complained of a male smoking on the inbound platform. The male took exception to the victim's complaint and proceeded strike him in the face with a closed fist. The victim sustained an injury to his lip and facial area. The assailant fled after the assault.
On November 28, 2016, after a thorough investigation by Transit Police Detectives, Anas Elhalabi, 47, of Canton was arrested for Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person. Elhalabi appeared in Cambridge District Court and was formally arraigned on today's date.
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