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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The MBTA was bustituting along the entire Ashmont Line for awhile tonight after a truck hit the bridge that carries the line over Freeport Street, but reported shortly after 10 p.m. the bridge survived the crash a lot better than the truck did and so regular service was resuming. Unclear if the truck storrowed or just sort of bounced off the bridge somehow.