On May 24, 2021 at approximately 12:48AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Braintree station for a report of an assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim and ascertained the following information: the victim, 57 years of age, works as a cab driver and was waiting to pick up a customer in the taxi stand at the Braintree MBTA station. The victim was approached by a male, later identified as Zaccaria Adan, 28, of East Boston. Adan requested a ride and the victim explained he already had a fare he was waiting for. Adan responded by punching the taxi's window and yelling obscenities. The victim exited his taxi and was then physically set upon by Adan. Adan, with a close fist, began punching the victim about his face and head eventually knocking him to the ground. Adan then began kicking the victim in the head. Adan then entered into the victim's taxi and attempted to drive away but was unsuccessful. Adan then stole the victim's cellphone and US Currency from the taxi and attempted to leave the area.
Adan was positively identified by the victim as well as a witness as the assailant and placed into custody. Adan was transpoted to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt