On February 2, 2017 at approximately 9:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Broadway Station for a report of an MBTA employee who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following information: a female, later identified as Janet Bourke, 61, of Dorchester, attempted to fare evade and was confronted by the victim. As a result Bourke threw a cup of hot coffee into the victim's face.
The victim was treated on scene by Boston EMS and Bourke was placed into custody for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process Bourke became belligerent and with a closed fist struck the booking officer in the face.
Bourke will face additional charges of Assault & Battery on a Police Officer.
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