Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lynn man arrested for threatening T operator w/firearm

On October 27, 2017 at approximately 7:50PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the vicinity of Squire Road near the Revere Movie Cinema for a disturbance on board an MBTA bus. Upon arrival officers were met by the victims, an MBTA bus operator and a female passenger as well as several witnesses. The officers received the following information: a male while traveling on a Route 426 MBTA bus was threatening a female passenger for unknown reasons. The T operator observing what was taking place requested T police assistance and pulled the bus over. When the bus came to a complete stop the offending male stood up from his seat pulled his shirt up and displayed a firearm. As he did so he threatened to kill the MBTA bus operator as well as the female passenger. The offending male then exited the bus and fled in the direction of the movie cinema. TPD officers conducted an area search and located a male matching the description provided within the property of the cinema. The male, later identified as Hakeem Ricker, 20, of Lynn was positively identified by the victims as the offending male.

Revere Police also responded to assist the TPD. A Revere Police K9 Unit located a loaded firearm in close proximity to Ricker hidden in some gravel. Ricker was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Ricker will be charged with Assault by means of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

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the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt