Father daughter duo attack off duty Transit Police officer.
On March 3, 2017 at approximately 11:45PM an off duty Transit Police officer was travelling on an outbound Orange Line train. When the train stopped at Community College the off duty officer's attention was drawn to an unknown disturbance on another car and he also overheard an MBTA transportation official state " Get off the train, get off the train", to those responsible for the disturbance. The pair who instigated the disturbance a father and his daughter, later identified as David Muse, 48, and Madison Muse, 22, both of Saugus exited the train and begin to walk on the platform. As they did so Madison Muse was yelling racial slurs and expletives. At this time the off duty officer began to video record Madison Muse's behavior and offensive racially charged language. Upon noticing this Madison Muse violently attacked the officer and was joined by David Muse. The attack continued onto the platform and eventually was broken up. Madison Muse hurled multiple racial slurs at the off duty officer. At this time the officer, whose phone was dislodged during the attack, attempted to use a call box to contact Transit Police Operations was physically prevented from doing by both Muse' as they punched and kicked the off duty officer several times.
Ultimately an MBTA employee was able to contact TPD who responded and placed Muses into custody for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon, Assault & Battery and Intimidation of a Witness and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. The officers noted the Muse' exhibited signs of intoxication. during The booking process it was discovered David Muse had an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Somerville District Court for OUI-Liquor 2nd Offence and Operating with a Suspended License.
Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan praised the off duty officer for his tremendous restraint and professionalism, " This is yet another example Transit Police officers, whether on or off duty, are dedicated to having the safest system as possible. Our officer showed tremendous restraint in the face of such ignorance. We are very grateful he was not seriously injured and we will follow this case throughout the judicial process to ensure the Muses are held responsible for their criminal actions ". media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at email@example.com
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