Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say went ballistic when told to get off the train at the end of the line in Braintree late last night.
According to police, Joseph Edge, 48, did not go gently into the good night but instead began yelling racial epithets at the T worker trying to get him off the train. When a Transit Police officer arrive and made the same demand, police say, Edge hurled the epithets at the officer and then told him to perform a sexual act on himself.
The officer employed numerous de-escalation techniques to no avail. The officer not deterred continued to try and coax Edge from the train. At this point Edge threw a book striking the officer in the face and then grabbed the officer's testicles while punching the officer. The officer was able to overcome Edge's assault and with the assistance of responding officers placed him into custody.
Police say that as the officers led him away for booking on A&B charges up at Transit Police headquarters, he re-screamed the racial epithets at the T worker who had first tried to get him out of the train.