Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting MBTA Conductor Over Mask Dispute

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BRAINTREE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)— MBTA Transit Police arrested a Middleborough man Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a commuter rail conductor over a mask dispute.

Daniel Libby, 40, allegedly shoved the conductor of a train at the Braintree MBTA commuter rail station after refusing to put on a mask to enter the train, according to Transit Police.

Libby also reportedly shouted expletive's towards the conductor and tried to use his shoulder to force his way on to the train.

When Transit Police arrived at the scene at around 5:20 p.m., they asked Libby to exit the train and provide his name, but he failed to comply with the officers requests.

After failing to cooperate with the police, Libby was placed into custody for assault and battery on a public official and taken to Transit Police headquarters.

Federal and State regulations still require passengers on public transit to wear a mask while riding.

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