Scituate Man Arrested For Attempting To Strangle Transit Police Officer

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Scituate man was arrested after he attempted to strangle a Transit Police officer at the MBTA's South Station commuter rail Tuesday evening.

At approximately 5:25 p.m., a reporting party told the officer that she witnessed a male throw a bottle through a window pane inside the station, shattering it.

The reporting party then pointed out the male, later identified as Jonathan Quigley, 32, of Scituate, who was walking towards Track 1.

(MBTA Transit Police)

The officer yelled to Quigley several times, but Quigley refused to stop. When the officer caught up to Quigley and attempted to investigate, Quigley immediately tried to strike the officer in the head. The officer dodged the blow, only for Quigley to grab him by the throat and begin to strangle him.

After a violent struggle, the officer was able to fend off Quigley and multiple officers responded to assist.

Quigley was placed into custody for Strangulation, Resisting Arrest and Malicious Destruction of Property. He was transported to the Transit Police Department's headquarters for the arrest booking process.

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