Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alleged Patriot fan causes disturbance on MBTA Patriot train.

Tony Sillari
On January 14, 2018 at approximately 1AM Transit Police officers assigned to ride the Patriot's Train back from Gillette Stadium were alerted to an unknown disturbance on another train car. The officers made their way to the incident location. Upon arrival they observed a male, later identified as Tony Sillari, 34, of Winthrop, swinging his arms wildly and screaming profanities while several other passengers were attempting to restrain him. Officers intervened and attempted to calm Sillari down to no avail. To prevent further violence and keep the peace Sillari was ordered off of the train and escorted to the platform at Dedham Corporation.

As soon as the train set in motion Sillari attempted to re-board and was hanging on by the door railing. The officers fearing Sillari would fall off the moving train attempted to pull him back into the train. Sillari resisted their efforts and attempted to pull the officer off the moving train. Ultimately Sillari was pulled back onto the train and placed in custody for Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing and Assaulting a Police Officer. Upon arrival to Back Bay station Sillari was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

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