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2 arrested in assault on cabbie near Wonderland T station

Other drivers came to rescue, Tpolice say

A group of cabdrivers came to the aid of a fellow driver who was being assaulted by two men near the Wonderland T station in Revere early Tuesday, MBTA Transit Police said.

Ivan Hernandez, 22, of Dorchester, and Jevaun Jacques, 21, of Mattapan, ­approached an MBTA employee at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and said they were fellow ­employees in need of a ride, Transit Police said.

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When the MBTA employee refused to give the two a lift, they allegedly kicked the ­employee’s vehicle.

Hernandez and Jacques then approached a cabdriver parked at the Wonderland cabstand and demanded to be driven to Blue Hill Avenue for a $20 flat rate, Transit Police said. The cabdriver told the men that the trip would cost $50.

Jacques allegedly punched the cabdriver in the head and face through the car’s open window, before another cabdriver came to the driver’s aid and tried to pull Jacques off him, Transit Police said.

Hernandez then punched the second driver in the head while Jacques bit him on the hand, puncturing the skin, ­police said.

The second cabdriver was thrown to the ground, and ­Hernandez and Jacques proceeded to punch and kick him until more cabdrivers came to his rescue and broke things up, according to Transit Police.

Revere and Transit Police ­arrested Hernandez and Jacques.

Both men were arraigned at Chelsea District Court Tuesday. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot), assault and battery on a person 60 or older, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, and disorderly conduct. He was held on $1,000 bail.

Jacques pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot), and one count each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person 60 or older, and aggravated assault and battery. Jacques was held on $2,500 bail.

They are scheduled to return to court Dec. 14.

Melissa Werthmann can be
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