On January 18, 2022 at approximately 9:45AM a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's North Station Commuter Rail for a male who was refusing to wear a mask while attempting to travel on the MBTA. The subject , later identified as Rutal Jaiswal, 29, of Sturbridge refused to be reasoned with and rejected the officers requests to don a mask. The officer was escorting Jaiswal out of the facility when suddenly Jaiswal struck the officer in the face. Jaiswal was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered there were several warrants in existence for Jiaswal arrest issued out of Worcester District Court for Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct (2 counts) and Trespassing.
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