Transit Police report arresting a Middleborough man they say refused a request from a conductor to put a mask on, then shoved the employee and forced his way aboard by using his shoulder as a battering ram.
Police say Daniel Libby, 40, tried to board a Middleborough/Lakeville train at Braintree around 5:15 p.m. at Braintree on Wednesday, but the conductor asked him to put on a mask first.
Libby responded with several expletives and refused to place a mask on. It was then alleged Libby shoved the victim and used his shoulder to force his way into the train.
The crew held the train until police could arrive:
Officers informed Libby he had to exit the train and furnish his name as the victim wish to pursue assault charges. Libby refused to cooperate with the officers and would not comply with any requests. Libby was ultimately placed into custody for Assault & Battery on a Public Official and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.