BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Thursday morning, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police responded to a radio call of a disturbance at the Aquarium Station.
Police said in a statement on Saturday that arriving officers found that 29-year-old Omar Singhateh of Lynn had allegedly started an argument with an elderly woman while on board the Blue Line, apparently because he did not like the way the woman was "strangely" looking at him.
According to police, Singhateh had allegedly become aggressive with the woman when two other male passengers, a 60 and 31-year-old, attempted to calm Singhateh down. But their de-escalation efforts were met with violence, as police said Singhateh punched and kicked the 60-year-old man trying to intervene. The younger male passenger was also punched when he tried to stop the assault on the elder man, officials said.
The Transit Police said that both victims had pointed out Singhateh, who was standing on Aquarium Station's platform. Officials said they placed Singhateh into custody and charged him with numerous assault charges. Police said that the suspect was brought to Transit Police Headquarters for the arrest booking process.