Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say sprayed "a large can" of bear repellent inside an inbound Red Line train as it hurtled underground near Andrew station yesterday evening.
EMTs treated three passengers, but no bears, at the scene for eye irritation, police say.
Gregory Gomes, 34, of Dorchester, was arrested at Andrew station where, police say, he was sprawled on the platform:
Officers approached Gomes who blurted out " I accidently Blew it up". At this time Gomes revealed a Bear Repellant Spray in his open backpack.
According to police, around 6:40 p.m.,
Gomes, for an unknown reason, removed a large can and dispensed it's contents for a "few seconds". This caused people in close proximity to suffer discomfort about the eyes.
Gomes was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - and resisting arrest - police say.