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Plympton man charged with assaulting T officer

A 21-year-old Plympton man is being charged with assaulting a MBTA Transit Police officer, after a scuffle that left the officer with a fractured finger, authorities said.

Matthew Majuri pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Quincy District Court Friday to charges of assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

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Transit Police responded at about 8 p.m. Thursday to the Red Line’s Wollaston Station after reports of a disorderly group of people drinking alcohol and displaying a knife. Approximately four males were seen behaving in a “tumultuous manner” and carrying a bottle of liquor, Transit Police said.

When an MBTA employee requested that they turn over the alcohol prior to boarding an approaching train, Majuri allegedly smashed the bottle on the platform near the employee’s feet, Transit Police said.

Majuri attempted to flee and was followed into the parking lot by a Transit Police officer who tried to grab his arm. Majuri allegedly pushed the officer, causing both of them to fall to the ground. The officer used pepper spray to subdue Majuri and placed him under arrest.

During the struggle, the officer suffered a fractured finger.

Majuri was transported to Transit Police headquarters and was released after posting bail, officials said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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