MBTA Police: Teens Arrested After Assaulting, Harassing Passengers


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Tobias Chance and Raashan Severino. (MBTA Transit Police)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two Boston teens were arrested New Year's Eve after MBTA Transit Police said they assaulted and bullied passengers on an Orange Line train.

Transit Police officers at Back Bay Station around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday were told that two passengers on an incoming Oak Grove-bound train were "harassing and intimidating" other riders.

Tobias Chance, 19, and Raashan Severino, 18, came off the train and started yelling at the officers. Meanwhile, an elderly passenger told the officers about the pair's harassment, and said that Chance had assaulted him on the train and tried to keep him from calling police.

When the pair saw the man speaking with Transit Police, they ran, but officers were able to catch them.

Chance was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person, as well as intimidation of a witness. Transit Police also said he had a replica handgun.

Severino was charged with possession of a Class B narcotic.

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