Boston Woman Assaulted Disabled Person At MBTA Station, Police Say

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 26-year-old woman from Boston is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a disabled person at an MBTA station on Thanksgiving.

According to the MBTA Transit Police, officers were notified at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday about the alleged assault at Andrew Square Station in South Boston.

Officers said the victim, a 61-year-old woman who utilizes a wheelchair to get around, had become involved in a verbal dispute with a 26-year-old woman.

Police said the verbal dispute turned physical when the 26 year old, later identified as Tasheaka Buchanan of Boston, "threw the victim from her wheelchair and once the victim was on the ground Buchanan proceeded to kick the victim in the head."

Boston EMS arrived and treated the victim on scene.

Officers took Buchanan into custody to face charges of Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot) and Assault & Battery on a Disabled Person.

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