Orange Line passenger charged as screaming cop biter
Boston Police report an off-duty cop returning home from a detail at the Garden last night had to subdue an out-of-control passenger who, after refusing to stop harassing other passengers, turned on him and sent him to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to police, the cop, heading toward his car at Forest Hills around 11 p.m., perked up when he noticed Aisha Abdi Yusuf, 22, screaming at some men at the other end of their train car. When he asked her - "quietly," police say - to knock it off and sit down, she turned on him:
"Just cause you’re a cop, I gotta listen to you? EXPLETIVE you mother EXPLETIVE."
Police say her disruptive behavior continued until Back Bay, when the officer decided it was time to escort her off the train:
The suspect raised her arm violently in an attempt to strike the detail officer. The detail officer was able to control the suspect’s arms and got her off the train safely.
The suspect was full of rage at this time and struck the detail officer in his face. The detail officer received cuts on his face from the suspect’s nails. With the least amount of force necessary, despite the suspect's violent behavior, the detail officer was able to place the suspect in custody. The suspect then began to bite the officer’s hand and adjusted her body to kick him in the face.
Additional officers along with Transit officers arrived to assist the detail officer. While the suspect was in custody, she kicked and violently struggled with the officers.
The detail officer was transported to Boston Medical Center for his injuries.
Yusuf was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a police officer (a shod foot).