On September 8, 2022 at approximately 9:30PM Transit Police officers on patrol at the MBTA's Ashmont Station were alerted to an assault and immediately went to investigate. Officers received the following information from the victims: A male and female couple were utilizing the bathroom when another female, later identified as Tasheaka Buchanan, 27, of Boston began to knock on the door demanding they hurry and get out. A few moments later the couple emerged from the bathroom and an argument ensued about Buchanon's agressive behavior and lack of patience. Buchanon responded by striking both victims with a closed fist in their heads. A Transit Ambassador intervened and attempted to shield the couple from further assault.
Officers caught up to Buchanon, still at the station, and observed she exhibited signs of intoxication it is alleged she made a statement to the officers with words to the effect she should have "drank more today".... Subsequently officers discovered there were several warrants in existence for Buchanon's arrest issued out of Roxbury District Court for Assault & Battery, South Boston DC for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Boston Municipal Court for Abuse Prevention Order-Violation and Dorchester District Court for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon 3 counts, Receiving Stolen Property, Larceny and Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle. Buchanon was placed into custody and transported 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