Boston man accused of masturbating on train

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 24-year-old Boston man was arrested and charged with open and gross conduct Monday night after witnesses said he was masturbating on a train.

Mehmet Beyaztas was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court.

The incident happened at about 6:20 p.m. on a train headed toward North Station from Lowell. A female witness who sitting across from Beyaztas on the train told police he was masturbating and looking in her direction with his genitals fully exposed.

Transit police at North Station were notified, and as the Lowell train came to a stop and passengers were getting off, the officers spotted Beyaztas running down the platform and away from the train.

Beyaztas was questioned and then taken into custody.