Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he turned an afternoon Red Line ride from Ashmont to JFK/UMass into ride for hell for other passengers, at least four of whom they say he punched, kicked and chucked a metal bottle at them.
Police say officers who met an inbound Red Line train at JFK around 3:30 p.m. yesterday were told by riders:
A male, later identified as Eugene Wright, 42, of Dorchester was threatening and then ultimately physically assaulting other passengers by striking them with closed fists, kicking them and throwing a metal bottle. The attack was unprovoked.
Police say passengers then pointed out Wright, now standing on the opposite platform.
Wright was arrested and charged with two different types of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - shod foot and bottle - assault and battery and disorderly conduct. Police add that Wright already had a warrant out for his arrest from Boston Municipal Court for assault and battery for another incident.