Transit Police report arresting a man they say was brought to ground by Red Line riders who heard a woman struggling with him as he tried to grab her purse.
Cesar Gonzalez, 26, police say, followed a woman off a Red Line train around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and reached for her purse:
The victim held tightly onto her purse and was yelling for help. At this time several good Samaritans heard the victim screaming and came to her aid tackling Gonzalez to the floor and restraining him until the police arrived.
Gonzalez is scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today on a charge of attempted unarmed robbery - and a charge of heroin possession for the "brown powdery substance" police say he was found with at booking.