Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon.
Police say that Xavier Galatis, 23, of Medford, failed to use the "great problem solving and communication skills" he lists on his LinkedIn page when he was spotted fare jumping around 2:20 p.m.
He became violent and threatened the employee with death. Officers approached Galatis and were greeted by the same belligerent behavior and threats. Officers requested Galatis cease his tumultuous behavior and leave the station. Galatis refused and continued to shout threats at the officers and racial epithets at MBTA employees. Officers attempted to place Galatis into custody and he violently resisted striking the officer in the torso area.
He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, police say.