Crime

Man allegedly assaults woman at Back Bay station

A Boston man assaulted a woman Monday afternoon at Back Bay station, MBTA Transit Police said in a statement Tuesday.

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, an officer on patrol at the station noticed a commotion near the fare gates and headed in that direction.

The officer found a 21-year-old woman who had been the victim of an assault, according to the statement. She was distraught and seemed to have sustained a facial injury.

The woman told the officer that while she was exiting an Orange Line train, a man violently pushed her out of the way so he could get off the train. The victim said she asked for an apology, which was not given, according to police.

The victim said she proceeded to take the man’s eye glasses off of his face and demand an apology for his actions, police said. She said the 53-year-old Boston man then hit her in the face with a closed fist, an account which was confirmed by an independent witness, according to police.

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The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation, according to the statement. The man is expected to appear in court for assault and battery.

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