Transit Police Looking For Suspect Who Pulled A Knife On MBTA Bus Driver

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Transit Police are looking for an individual who allegedly assaulted an MBTA worker over masking procedures.

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate and identify a male suspect who they said pulled a knife on an MBTA bus driver. Police said the man, who was not wearing a face mask, got on the bus at Boston Medical Center around 8:50 p.m. on February 4. When the driver “politely” asked him to put a mask on, the man “ignored the request” and continued to talk on his cell phone.

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The bus driver said the man was so bothered by the request to don a mask, that he was speaking to the person on the other end of the phone in “unpleasant terms.” At some point the man approached the driver and threatened to stab him. Right after making the threat, the man pulled a knife and lunged at the driver. Fortunately, the operator was left unharmed.

Transit Police are asking the public to contact them if they have any information about the suspect. Detectives can be reached at 617-222-1050 or people can send an anonymous text to 873873.

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