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Teenager who allegedly harassed Red Line passengers has been arrested

At about 11 p.m. on Sept. 21, several juvenile males allegedly harassed and threatened to rob passengers on a Red Line train. Police said they smashed out this train window before running away.MBTA Transit Police

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.


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