Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Boston man arrested by TPD for spraying unknown liquid at fellow passenger.

 On February 27, 2023 at approximately 11:13PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's  Fenway D Line Station for a report of a female who was sprayed with an unknown liquid by a male subject. Upon arrival officers observed the victim's hair and jacket was wet with said unknown liquid. The victim went on to inform the officers while standing inside the AFC booth, with a companion on the inbound platform, a male later identified as Tyrell Benton, 36, of Roslindale entered and stated, "Take a bath". Benton then sprayed the victim with an unknown liquid in her face and exited the booth and remained on the platform. The victim pointed out Benton to the responding officers.

Officers approached Benton and subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for his arrest issued out of East Boston District Court for Trespassing. Benton was placed into custody for the warrant and will be additionally charged with Assault & Battery. Benton was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

The victim denied any injury and declined EMS services.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt