A 21-year-old Plympton man is facing charges that he assaulted an MBTA Transit Police officer, a scuffle in which the officer suffered a fractured finger, authorities sasid.
Matthew Majuri is to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct.
Transit Police responded around 8 p.m. Thursday to the Red Line’s Wollaston Station for reports of a disorderly group of people drinking alcohol and displaying a knife. Approximately four males were seen behaving in a “tumultuous manner” and carrying a bottle of liquor, Transit Police said.
When an MBTA employee requested they turn over the alcohol prior to boarding an approaching train, Majuri smashed the bottle on the platform near the employee’s feet, police said.
Majuri attempted to flee the station and was followed into the parking lot by a Transit Police officer who tried to grab his arm. Majuri allegedly pushed the officer in the chest, causing both of them to fall to the ground. The officer used pepper spray to subdue Majuri, and placed him under arrest.
During the struggle, a finger on the officer’s right hand was fractured.
Majuri was transported to Transit Police headquarters for booking and was released after posting bail, officials said.Catalina Gaitan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.