Suspect turns Dracula when confronted by police

Thomas

Updated with Transit Police info.

Transit Police report a Maine man suspected of attacking somebody at one of the entrances to the Chinatown Orange Line station around 7 p.m. went after arriving officers as well:

Officers approached the assailant, later identified as Reuben Thomas, 32 of Houlton, Maine, who was smoking from a cigarette and impeding the entrance to the station. Upon approach of the officers Thomas immediately became combative and hostile, he refused to comply with any request from the officers and undertook a fighting stance towards the them.

Officers attempted to remove Thomas from the entrance way and a violent struggle ensued during which Thomas bit one of the officers on his neck causing injury. Eventually officers were able to subdue Thomas and place him into custody.

The officer was taken to nearby Tufts Medical Center for observation; Thomas to Transit Police HQ for booking on a variety of assault-related charges.

It's the second day in a row a Transit cop was injured in a confrontation with a suspect.

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People that hang on the

People that hang on the streets of Boston. Including the inner city areas are mental I was one of them until I got of the Alcohol and drugs we did are best to make sure out of towners did not enjoy there trip to Bosstown glàd those days are in the past.

Are you serious? LA, NYC and

Are you serious? LA, NYC and Chicago all have a homeless population between 50 and 60 thousand people. Boston doesn't even come close. I imagine Boston has one of the lowest numbers of homeless/insane people on the streets next to cities like Baltimore, Philly, DC, Indianapolis, Detroit, and definitely places like SF and San Diego. What cities have you visited and what are you comparing Boston to?

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