Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dangerous act causes delay for hundreds during rush hour.

Morgan Johnson
On April 4, 2017 at approximately 5:10PM a Transit Police officer working in the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Chinatown station. While there they had their attention drawn to two males who entered onto the right of way and begin running through the tunnel southbound towards Tufts Medical Station. The officer immediately communicated with MBTA subway operations to hold all service in the area and proceeded in the direction of the males. The officer was joined by other TPD officers and made the walk through the tunnel. Approximately 50 feet from the southbound platform of Tufts Medical Center the officers located the two males hiding in a niche.

Both parties were placed into custody for trespassing and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. The males were identified as MORGAN JOHNSON, 19, of Quincy and PETER NAKHILI, 20, of Stoughton. Both subject were in possession of cameras and stated they wanted to take pictures and videos of the tunnels. Rush hour service was delayed nearly 30 minutes.

Peter Nakhili

Prior to this incident TPD Detectives had applied for criminal complaints on both subjects due to an earlier incident where JOHNSON and NAKHILI posted their videos on youtube.

Transit Police Superintendent Sullivan stated " this dangerous criminal act not only delayed hundreds of MBTA commuters during rush hour it put our officers lives in jeopardy. We will follow this case through completion and work with the Suffolk County DA's Office to ensure they are held accountable to the maximum allowed under the law".

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