Friday, September 24, 2021

Middleborough man arrested for assaulting Commuter Rail train conductor.

 On September 22, 2021 at approximately 5:20PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the Braintree MBTA Commuter Rail Station for a report of a male passenger who assaulted a Keolis conductor after he was asked to put a mask on. Upon arrival officers were informed by the victim he requested a male, later identified as Daniel Libby, 40, of Middelborough to put a mask on. Libby responded with several expletives and refused to place a mask on. It was then alleged Libby shoved the victim and used his shoulder to force his way into the train. 

Officers informed Libby he had to exit the train and furnish his name as the victim wish to pursue assault charges. Libby refused to cooperate with the officers and would not comply with any requests. Libby was ultimately placed into custody for Assault & Battery on a Public Official and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process. 

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