Monday, June 15, 2020

Boston man arrested for vicious assault at Downtown Crossing.

Thomas Cowans
On June 14, 2020 at approximately 9:20PM a 29 year old victim was viciously attacked as he entered the fare gates at Downtown Crossing Red Line station. The victim's assailant, later identified as Thomas Cowans, 27, of Dorchester accused the victim of looking at his female companion. Cowans proceeded to punch and kick the victim about his face, head and body. Cowans also attempted to take the victim's cellular telephone. Cowans and his female companion then proceeded to the platform were Transit Police officers located and placed him into custody. Cowans was transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process Cowans was found to be in possession of a Controlled Class E substance for which he did not have a prescription for.

Cowans faces charges of Assault & Battery w/Dangerous Weapon, Attempted Unarmed Robbery and Possession of Controlled Substance.

 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