Man Accused Of Biting Rider On MBTA Red Line

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — MBTA Transit Police said they arrested a Dorchester man over the weekend for biting and assaulting fellow passengers on a Red Line train.

Bernadino Baran-Garcia, 26, was arrested around 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the Andrew Square MBTA station.

Two passengers, a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend, told Transit Police officers that Baran-Garcia first verbally harassed and then physically assaulted them on the train between the Fields Corner and Andrew Square stops, "without provocation."

The victims said they tried to get away from Baran-Garcia, but couldn't.

"At one point Baran-Garcia grabbed hold of the victim's arm and bit into it," Transit Police wrote on their blog. "The victim's girlfriend attempted to stop the assault and was grabbed by her hair and pulled sharply by Baran-Garcia."

Officers found Baran-Garcia "acting aggressively" at the bottom of an escalator at Andrew Square, pounding his chest and swearing. They said he smelled of alcohol and had a 40 oz. beer can in his jacket.

He was taken into custody. At first, officers said, Baran-Garcia gave them a false name.

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Bernadino Baran-Garcia. (MBTA Transit Police)

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