Transit Police report arresting a guy they say beat up an elderly man on a Red Line train pulling into JFK/UMass shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Monday.
According to Transit Police, Wayne Wallace, 39, started an argument with a 75-year-old man.
[T]he victim stated he was set upon by an unknown male who instigated a physical confrontation with him. The assailant while standing over the victim, who was seated inside the train car, was struck in the face multiple times as well as spat upon. The assailant then fled. Witnesses corroborated the victim's version of events.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of "visible wounds to his face," police say.
Wallace was taken to Transit Police headquarters for booking on a charge of assault and battery on a person over 60.