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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 8:57 am

Transit Police report arresting a 15-year-old for his alleged role in an attempted knifepoint robbery of two men at the Shawmut Red Line station on Monday that ended with several teens punching the men in the head.

This investigation is ongoing and we anticipate further arrests will be made relative to this matter.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:40 pm

Update: One teen arrested, more arrests likely.

WFXT reports the two men were surrounded near the Shawmut station bike rack around noon and asked for money and when they refused, one teen pulled a knife and then the group punched the men in the heads. Unclear if they then got money.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 10:31 pm

Firefighters and EMS responded to Park Street station around 10:15 p.m. due to a person on the southbound tracks. He was quickly determined to be dead, and firefighters removed his body. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:43 am
Red Line car in the shop

The deadly Red Line car after the death. Photo by NTSB.

Robinson Lalin died in a Red Line tunnel just past Broadway station because he tried to exit the train through the one door on which a mechanism intended to keep the train from moving if it wasn't fully closed failed, the National Transportation Safety Board reported this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 10:56 pm

Transit Police and Boston firefighters responded to the inbound side of the Andrew Red Line station around 10:40 p.m. after a man somehow wound up on the tracks, bleeding from the head, next to the third rail as a train was coming in.

The man was not under the train, so firefighters were able to quickly get him off the tracks and hand him over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 8:58 pm

Transit Police report arresting the man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont last Thursday, carefully took off his pants and underwear, then got off before leaving the train at Savin Hill.
Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/22 - 10:49 am
Bare legs and the top half of the guy

Photos via TPD.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police are looking for a man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont Thursday morning, then took off his pants and underwear and proceeded to "commit a lewd act," which police do not specify but which you can probably figure out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:18 am

The T has been forced to bustitute between Alewife and Park Street this morning due to "a disabled train in the work zone near Kendall."

One rider reports: "my t driver called it what it really is…another derailment."

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 12:11 pm

WBZ reports the NTSB says Robinson Lalin was getting off the Red Line at Broadway around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when his arm was trapped by a door and he was dragged to his death.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 11:35 pm

WCVB talks to the family of Robinson Lalin, a father of two who died early Sunday when his arm got stuck in the door of an older 1500-series train inbound at Broadway station and was then dragged to his death.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 9:18 am

Boston 25 reports the National Transportation Safety Board will help with the investigation into how a man was dragged to his death early Sunday when his arm got stuck in a Red Line car door at Broadway and the train then dragged him to this death.

Board investigators were last in Boston last year to investigate how one trolley plowed into another on Commonwealth Avenue.

By adamg - 4/10/22 - 12:31 pm

A man who got his arm stuck in Red Line train doors just before it left Broadway early this morning was pulled into the tunnel and to his death, according to a communication from the T to employees today.

WHDH reports emergency crews responded to the station around 12:30 a.m.

By adamg - 4/1/22 - 3:02 pm

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they say went up to a woman with a phone in her hands, grabbed it and then hurled it onto the tracks on the southbound side of the Red Line at Downtown Crossing, around 11 p.m. on March 20. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 8:10 am

It was Trouble City on the Red Line out of Braintree this morning due to a dead train near North Quincy.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 8:01 am

Major issues on the Red Line this morning due to signal problems at Ashmont, the T and riders caught in it all advise. This is on top of earlier delays caused by a train with "a mechanical problem" at Davis.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 6:05 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Newton man on charges he used a knife to threaten an MBTA worker who tried to shoo him out of Andrew on the Red Line around 1 a.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 12:07 pm

Transit Police report arresting two of three teens who jumped a woman at the Andrew T stop around 8 p.m., then figured they could escape on an outbound Red Line train coming into the station, only they figured wrong because police were waiting for them at JFK/UMass. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/22 - 9:29 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say repeatedly hit another man in the face with some sort of blunt object on a Red Line train Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/22 - 10:04 am

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say ended an argument that began on a train heading to Ashmont by stabbing his opponent in the stomach as the train pulled into Fields Corner shortly before 11:45 p.m on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 5:20 pm
Guy tossing metal rod onto tracks

Too early to be practicing for the Olympic javelin toss.

For better or worse. But what it means is that if, oh, you're at Andrew on the Red Line and you decide it might make sense to throw some metal object onto the third rail and the T has to stop service so it can retrieve that item, chance are good Transit Police will pull a snap of you of one of the surveillance cameras, which should make it easier for them to find and arrest you. Read more.

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