A man wound up on the tracks at Airport station around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The train operator managed to stop the train before hitting him. An MBTA spokesman declined to say how the man ended up on the tracks but said he was not seriously hurt (click to see a photo from the scene, forwarded by Heath - it's not gory, but could be disturbing).
Around 1 p.m. today, Jenn Martinelli reports:
A guy just fell on the tracks at Maverick Station right before the train arrived. 3 people jumped right down to help. The train was almost at the station and they just jumped right down and got him.
MBTA Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say approached somebody at the Bremen Street entrance to the Airport T stop on Dec. 22 and "offered to sell him a .40 caliber and/or a .380 caliber firearm."
One is black, about 6'2" with a Pirates cap, dark parka with a fur-lined hood, jeans and sneakers. The other is Hispanic, 5'6" to 5'8" with a small mustache, wearing a blue leather jacket with white stripes down the arms and across the chest with some type of symbol on the upper left chest.
Know them? Contact T police at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via the SeeSay app or text to 873873.
A downed overhead wire at Airport (again?) means buses for Blue Line riders - and apparent sympathetic delays for some Green Line riders.
Fabulously Out There tweets workers were busy sterilizing trash receptacles at Airport station this morning:
Cool! I was just about to lick one!
Donald reports on an accident at the Airport stop involving a woman falling down the stairs and gouging open her knee on Sunday:
... After running to her and opening my carry on bag I pulled out a tee shirt to act as a tourniquet. I did not want to touch her wound with pressure as it was soon enough there was little spillage and I didn't want to infect an open wound. Her leg was OPEN and I almost got queasy. ...
He says a T "starter" with the last name of Garufo really saved the day, working to stem the flow of blood and calming things down until the EMTs arrived:
... I for one am comforted by the presence of Starters whenever I see them at stations and with ones like Mr. Garufo around I feel better knowing in a time of crisis there are others around who will go beyond the call of duty and a job description. ...