By Steve Annear | Boston Daily | January 24, 2014
An MBTA rider who apparently didn’t want to pay his fare started swinging his cane at two MBTA employees and a bystander, after one of the employees tried to shuffle him out of a Green Line station on Friday afternoon, according to T officials and a video posted online.
In the the following video, an older man can be seen whacking a T employee in the side, multiple times, after the employee tried to stop him from going into the station. The incident happened after the employee put up a hand to prevent the rider from walking away from the scene.
According to MBTA spokesperson Kelly Smith, Transit Police put the cane-wielding individual into custody not long after the video was captured by Santiago, and brought him to police headquarters. He was allegedly intoxicated, and later sent to a hospital for evaluation. Smith said the suspect will appear in court next week to face charges for the attack.
One of the T employees was sent to the hospital for minor injuries sustained by the man’s cane.