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.