Monday, July 25, 2022

Juvenile male arrested for armed assault of Keolis conductor.

 On July 23, 2022 at approximately 11:10PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail for a report of a Keolis conductor being threatened with a knife. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following: The conductor believing he was being helpful asked a female passenger where she was traveling to ensure she was on the proper train. After he did so a male juvenile armed with a knife at his side stated to the victim, " Why you talking to my shorty ". The victim attempted to explain he was trying to help but the juvenile male shouted over him while displaying his knife and advanced closer to the victim. Victim believed he was in imminent danger of being assaulted. The victim broke away and exited the train and called police.

The juvenile male was still on board the train at this time and officers boarded and requested he exit. The juvenile male declared to the officers," You can't arrest me I'm only 17 !". The juvenile male was placed into custody for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon 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