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By adamg - 1/1/22 - 4:28 pm
Firefighters at Andrew Red Line stop

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Andrew on the Red Line around 1:30 p.m. for a person under a train. The department reports they were able to remove the man and hand him to Boston EMS, which transported him to a local hospital.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 12:33 pm

Joe Pesaturo posts the video to prove it. You may recall how the new Red Line trains, the one or two that were actually running, were taken out of service while engineers figured out what to do about the way the sister newbies on the Orange Line kept derailing.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 12:22 pm

A woman who wound up on the outbound Red Line track with a train over her in 2019 is suing the MBTA for the injuries she suffered, charging she wouldn't have been so seriously hurt if the train operator hadn't come into the station so fast that he could not stop in time. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 2:21 pm

Transit Police report arresting three of six or seven teens they say threw a man against a wall and punched him repeatedly after he took offense to getting head in the head with projectiles from their Nerf guns, around 7 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:25 pm
Smoke from a Red Line train at Broadway

A was among the passengers who were not entranced at Broadway when an inbound train began to smoke shortly after 2 p.m.

The T reports the train was taken out of service and given a stern talking to.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 4:34 pm
Wanted for robbery and assault and battery

Surveillance photo by TPD.

Surveillance photo of attack

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say robbed one man and stomped a second in the Downtown Crossing station concourse around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:12 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he plunged a knife into a couple of people on a South Station Red Line platform after failing to convince them of his side in an argument around midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/21 - 1:06 pm

Transit Police report a man who tried sticking his nose, and his skateboard, in a dispute he had nothing to do with at the Alewife MBTA station early this morning, wound up under arrest - after which officers discovered he was already wanted on unrelated warrants. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 10:59 am

The MBTA is announcing bustitution between Ashmont and JFK/UMass due to "a power problem" at Fields Corner.

By adamg - 11/29/21 - 3:42 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say took out a knife and threatened to stab another rider on the Ashmont branch in a dispute over the man's mask this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 10:24 am

A Red Line train is experiencing the dreaded "mechanical" problems at Harvard Square, so bad that all the other trains might be asked to "stand by at stations," the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 9:47 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line due to a deceased train. One rider reports from the train it didn't quite make it into JFK/UMass:

We're across from the Globe building just sitting here.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 12:13 am
Recovered saxophone

Transit Police report they've recovered the saxophone stolen from a BPS student at Fields Corner last month. They add:

A 59 year old male resident of Dorchester will face charges relative to this incident.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 10:19 am

Ginnette reports that when she got on the Red Line yesterday afternoon, there was a rider "wearing rubber gloves and spraying Lysol."

Perhaps she'd heard of the guy who urinated on a bus rolling down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 9:29 am
Sax thief

Before and after pics via Transit PD.

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to find a guy who stole a high-school student's $3,000 saxophone as she waited for an outbound Red Line train at Fields Corner last month. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/21 - 3:21 pm

Transit Police report arresting Shawn Cook, 43, of Somerville on charges he screamed racial slurs at a woman and her young child and then hurled a glass bottle at them on the Red Line on Nov. 5. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 11:26 am
Wanted for being a racist attacker

Thoughtfully had his mask pulled down. Photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who hurled racial slurs at a woman and her one-year-old child on a Red Line train between Kendall and Park Street - and when that wasn't enough, threw a glass bottle at them. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 12:36 pm

A man already awaiting trial on drug charges in Woburn was arrested at the Andrew Square Red Line stop after he allegedly punched another man in the face and then used a knife to slash his face and arm Friday evening, Transit Police report. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 2:21 pm
Wanted for attacking MBTA worker at JFK/UMass

Transit Police have released photos of a man they say grew angry that Braintree train wasn't leaving JFK/UMass when he wanted it to, so he punched an MBTA worker in the face, around 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 17.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 10:51 am

Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say began punching somebody in the back of the head until he fell to the ground, after which he repeatedly kicked him in the head, on the outbound platform around 5:50 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

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