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MBTA seeks attacker who hit disabled man with own cane

Police call crime ‘disgusting’; seek help from public

A 44-year-old man was standing at the bus station in Andrew Square Saturday night, holding his cane, when he was suddenly attacked from behind. A young man yanked the man’s cane, and before the victim, who is disabled, could react, he was struck in the chest and head with his own white walking stick, police said.

The attack, which took place just after 11 p.m., was captured by surveillance cameras at the MBTA stop, which also recorded the attacker casually walking away from his victim, police said. The attacker, described by authorities as being between 25 and his early 30s, was still holding the cane as he sauntered away from the bus depot toward Dorchester Avenue.

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