On August 9, 2023 at approximately 2PM Transit Police officers on patrol at the MBTA's Ruggles Station were approached by a 67 year old male who informed them of the following: while traveling on a Orange Line train another male, whom he does not know, requested to use his phone. The 67 y/o denied the male's request. This apparently angered the male. His response was to remove a knife from his waistband and threaten the victim with harm. The victim exited the train at the first available stop, Ruggles Station, where he encountered TPD. Witnesses present corroborated the victim's statement.
After obtaining a description of the assailant several TPD officers coordinated an area area search and located the offending male in front of Roxbury Crossing Station. The male, Maximus Brown 21 of West Roxbury, was positively identified and placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the booking process. Brown was also in possession of what we believe to be cocaine. Brown was booked under the charge of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance.