A 16-year-old from Boston has been charged with assault in connection with an incident last month in which a group of juveniles allegedly harassed passengers on a Red Line train, taunted their ethnicity, and threatened to rob them before smashing a window, officials said.
The boy was arrested on Monday at Forest Hills Station, MBTA Transit Police said. He was charged with assault to rob and assault for the purpose of intimidation, police said. His name was not released because of his age.
The alleged assault occurred around 11 p.m. on Sept. 21 while the train was near JFK/UMass station. The investigation is ongoing, police said.
UPDATE: On 10/2 at #MBTA Forest Hills Station Detectives/Officers assigned to our Criminal Investigation Unit did arrest a 16y/o male in relation to this incident for Assault to Rob-Unarmed & Assault for the Purpose of Intimidation. Investigation Ongoing. https://t.co/KGdUZvexFs— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) October 3, 2023