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Video released of costumed man that allegedly beat T driver

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MBTA Transit Police on Monday shared on social media video of the costumed suspect who they say assaulted a train operator over the weekend.

In the surveillance video from Cedar Grove Station, the person can be seen running down an alley wearing a mask similar to the one worn by the killer "Michael Myers" in the "Halloween" films. The suspect is also wearing a greyish-colored, full-body jumpsuit, much like the janitor-style uniform Myers wears in the movie franchise.

According to police, the person in the costume assaulted a trolley operator at the Cedar Grove station "without provocation," and then ran from the area.


The man allegedly punched the employee in the head, pulled him onto the platform from a trolley, and hit him again, according to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

The incident took place around 12:20 a.m., police said. The operator was taken to Carney Hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

"This was a cowardly act and assaults on MBTA employees will NOT be tolerated," police said in a statement.

Because the individual is covered, head-to-toe, in a costume, and his face cannot be seen, police are asking the public to come forward if they notice any "particular feature and/or other characteristics of the subject depicted."

Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.