Transit Police report arresting a Sturbridge man at the North Station commuter-rail station yesterday after he refused a request by officers to put on a mask while trying to get on a train and hit one of the officers in the face as they were escorting him out of the station.
Police say officers responded to North Station around 9:45 a.m. and decided to escort Rutul Jaiswal, 29, out of the station after he "refused to be reasoned with."
He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer. Police say he had several outstanding warrants out of Worcester for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Separately, the Globe reports that a man who insisted he had the right to enter Regina Pizzeria in the North End without a mask on Sunday because he was "from the neighborhood," punched the manager in the face after the manager insisted that no, he could not come in.