On November 25, 2022 at approximately 6:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail Lobby for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers located a male victim who had sustained a laceration to his face. Witnesses pointed out another male, later identified as Hocine Lounici, 38, of Medford as the assailant. Witnesses alleged they observed a verbal dispute between the two men when suddenly Lounici began to attack the victim with some instrument. Officers immediately controlled Lounici and determined he was responsible for the victim's injuries. Lounici was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening injury to his face.
The facts and circumstances leading to the incident are still under investigation.