• Transit police looking for perpetrators of Red Line assaults


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Transit Police released video of a group of people assaulting passengers on the Red Line Sunday night, hoping to identify the perpetrators.

    At around 9 p.m. Sunday, three passengers on a Red Line train at Broadway Station were assaulted by a group of people. The incident first started when one person got into a verbal argument with a group of five people, according to police.

    Next, two other passengers, both women who did not know the first victim, intervened and asked the group to stop. Instead, the group began to physically assault the two women, beating all three victims.

    Police released a cellphone video of the assault as it happened on the train, as well as surveillance video from the train station to try and identify the people responsible.

    The group consists of two white females and four white males. One woman was described as having blonde hair, wearing jeans and a blue shirt and carrying a flowered purse. The other woman has brown hair, was wearing jeans, a black shirt and white scarf, boots and a black purse. Both are estimated to be between 18 and 25 years old.

    One of the men, between 15 and 20 years old, was wearing jeans, and a blue hooded sweatshirt. Two of the men were estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old. One was wearing a red jacket and green sneakers, and the other was wearing jeans, and a black sweater, black shoes and a black jacket.

    The last man in the group police are interested in identifying is between the ages of 40 and 50, with short hair, and was seen wearing jeans and a lightweight gray jacket.

    "Well it's certainly something that's concerning to us, this is people that didn't know each other. The punching, the kicking, the group mentality that occurred there, these are people that we want to identify and speak to and determine exactly what occurred," an MBTA officer said.

    The injuries are bruises to the head and body of the victims, officials say.

    Residents think there should be more security on the T.

    "I think there should be more video cameras and more security on the MBTA in Boston," one resident said.

    Anyone who knows the location or identity of the people described should call the Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. Anonymous tips can be texted to 873873, or can be submitted through the anonymous feature on the SeeSay app.

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