Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old on charges related to an incident last night at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop.
A third kid, 13, was not arrested, but was given a summons to appear in court, police say.
According to police, officers responded to the station around 10:45 p.m. on a report of some people smashing windows on a Red Line train:
A group of juveniles while on the Ashmont platform began kicking and striking Red Line train car windows breaking them in the process. The group then proceeded to the Station's pick up drop off area and approached an off duty cab driver/victim. The juveniles told the victim they wanted a ride, the victim explained to the group he was not working and was there to pick up a family member. The group responded by spitting on him, attacking him with a hammer and a glass bottle. A witness then pointed out the offending juveniles to responding officers.
According to police: "Victim was struck with the bottle, the hammer was swung at him he was able to duck and the spit landed on his body. "
The 14-year-old boy was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon - a glass bottle - while the 16-year-old girl was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon - a hammer. The 13-year-old boy was charged with spitting on the cab driver.
Police say they are reviewing surveillance video to determine who should be charged for the damage to two train windows.