Transit Police report an off-duty Transit cop who went to investigate why a T worker was ordering two people off an Orange Line train at Community College quickly found himself under attack by a Saugus man and his daughter.
According to police, the train had just pulled into the station around 11:45 p.m. on Friday when the officer heard a T worker yelling "Get off the train, get off the train" at two people in the car in front of his. David Muse, 48, and Madison Muse, 22, began walking down the platform, yelling racial expletives, police say:
At this time the off duty officer began to video record Madison Muse's behavior and offensive racially charged language. Upon noticing this Madison Muse violently attacked the officer and was joined by David Muse. The attack continued onto the platform and eventually was broken up. Madison Muse hurled multiple racial slurs at the off duty officer. At this time the officer, whose phone was dislodged during the attack, attempted to use a call box to contact Transit Police Operations was physically prevented from doing by both Muse' as they punched and kicked the off duty officer several times.
A T worker called 911, which dispatched officers who arrested the pair on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), assault and battery and witness intimidation, police say. The elder Muse, police say, was already wanted on a warrant for OUI, second offense, and driving with a suspended license.