Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man for assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident this morning that started at the Riverside Green Line station, then continued on an inbound trolley.
According to police, Richard Bothelo, 47, began threatening to beat people in the face with the "elongated stick" he was holding, "for some unknown reason." Then, police say:
Bothelo then entered onto a green line trolley and began to swing the stick at patrons and scream profanities. Bothelo's actions caused fear amongst his fellow riders as well as delayed the train at the start of rush hour.