UPDATE: The alleged train surfer told WCVB "it was stupid." T police told Jamaica Plain News they believe they've identified the other two men in the video and hope to bring charges against them too. ~~~~~
Transit Police posted a video of three young men holding on to the outside of an Orange Line train as it pulls out of Back Bay. One man has been arrested in connection with what cops called the "deadly, criminal" stunts. MBTA Police charged Jonathan Lopez, 18, of Jamaica Plain with riding upon a train other than as a fare paying passenger (train surfing) and disorderly conduct.
Transit Police say a man lashed out with his fists Wednesday night when a T worker tried to wake him up. The man was sleeping in a car that had pulled in to Forest Hills Station, which is the end of the Orange Line. On waking up, the man "struck the female employee with a closed fist multiple times about her torso area." The incident began shortly before 9:40 p.m.
Police say the trouble didn't stop there. The man allegedly used racial epithets against officers as well.
Practical tip if there's a warrant out on you: Don't risk evading your T fare. The latest person to be arrested on other charges after Transit Police say they saw him fare jumping is Guled Ali of Boston. Ali allegedly pushed through the gates at Forest Hills Station around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to Transit Police. Ali, who at first gave a false name to officers, had warrants out for assault, attempt to commit a crime and resisting arrest.
Transit Police say a 62-year-old woman shot in the back during Monday's gunplay at busy Forest Hills Station will survive. "For that, we are truly thankful," wrote Lt. Richard Sullivan in an email to Jamaica Plain News. The woman hit in the back isn't believed to have been a target of the gunfire. Nor was a younger woman who was grazed in the back of the head when someone fired a series of shots from the 39 Bus exit back into the station at 2 p.m. Monday. 'Senseless Act of Violence'
UPDATE: The woman struck in the back is expected to survive. ~~~~~
Transit Police report a second victim of Monday's shooting has been found — and she also was simply a bystander. Police have also made two arrests. One woman was struck in the head Monday when a man fired several bullets into Forest Hills Station around 2 p.m., Transit Police confirmed earlier. Erik Bornermann, a friend of that victim, told Jamaica Plain News she was bleeding from the back of her head.
UPDATE: Authorities discovered a second bystander was hit in Monday's shooting. Two arrests have also been made. Here's an updated story. ~~~~~
A woman was struck in the head Monday when a man fired several bullets into Forest Hills Station, Transit Police confirm. Erik Bornermann, a friend of the victim, told Jamaica Plain News she was bleeding from the back of her head.
A burst pipe closed the lower busway at Forest Hills Station Monday morning. Joe Pesaturo, a spokesperson for the MBTA, said the water was shut off and the busway reopened shortly after that. He said train service wasn't disrupted by the incident. Pipe fitters will be making a permanent repair on Monday evening, he wrote.
UPDATE: A T spokesman said it was a burst pipe. ~~~~~
The sprinkler system went off at Forest Hills Station Monday morning, forcing closure of the lower busway. A Transit Police officer said it may be from old pipes failing. Jamaica Plain News will have more on this situation soon.
Transit Police say the three men pictured verbally and physically assaulted a person on the northbound State Street platform of the Orange Line. Here's how police describe the suspects:
"White males, approximately 20- 25 years of age. The first subject was wearing a black and white horizontal sweater, blue jeans and blue sneakers. The second subject was wearing a dark colored jacket with a white hooded sweatshirt underneath, dark jeans and brown boots. The third subject was wearing, dark colored zip-up sweater, dark jeans and dark boots."