On September 22, 2022 at approximately 5:10PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ruggles Station for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival officers were met by the participants and witnesses. The following is a synopsis of what they deciphered: A 34 year old Boston man while traveling on an Orange Line train was playing music on his phone's speakers because he claimed not to have headphones. A fellow female passenger requested he turn the music down as she believed it was too loud. The male rejected his fellow passenger's request. At this time a 67 year old man, also from Boston, confronted the alleged loud music playing man and demanded he turn down the volume. The music player allegedly responded with some expletives and suggested the 67 year old man mind his own business. Not satisfied with that the 67 year old man punched the music player in the mouth. In response the music player administered strikes back hitting the 67 year old in the head. The two were ultimately separated by other passengers.
The 67 year old was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation. Both parties will be summoned into Roxbury District Court on assault charges.