The news of late has been full of nice stories about good Samaritans coming to the aid of people being mugged or attacked, but active intervention is not without risk: Transit Police report the man stabbed at the Ruggles T stop Wednesday afternoon was shanked while trying to help a woman being assaulted by two men.
Transit Police have released surveillance photos of the two men they say were busy attacking a woman in the upper busway around 5:30 p.m. when the other man tried to intercede.
Police describe one of the attackers as having a dark complexion, medium build, wearing large eyeglasses with dark rims. The other, they say, is light skinned.
The account helps clear up some initial confusion as to whether the stabbing victim was a woman or man. Police initially said a woman was the victim, but that she was being uncooperative with responding officers.