MBTA police detail 2 arrests, 1 summons made during Patriots’ parade

Transit police said they also ejected some others for "rowdy and disruptive behavior."

Thousands of fans lined Boylston Street.
Thousands of fans lined Boylston Street. – John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

MBTA Transit Police arrested two people, summonsed another, and made “multiple ejections for disorderly behavior” during the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade Tuesday in Boston, according to a release.

The transit police activity is in addition to the 12 arrests made by Boston police. An estimated 1.5 million people attended the parade.

At noon, an hour after the parade started, a member of the local media approached officers at Government Center station and told them a “large crowd” had climbed atop his media truck, which was along the parade route to record a live feed, police said.

When officers got to the truck, they saw several people on top.


“Their weight caused the vehicle to slump down on [its] suspension,” police said. “The individuals were grabbing onto the antennas and mirrors and creating a dangerous situation.”

While most got off the truck when ordered by police to do so, William Doherty, 27, of Stoneham, allegedly didn’t follow police orders and tried to climb the truck’s ladder “and taunted police,” officials said. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

At 1 p.m., transit police at Park Street station summonsed a 15-year-old from Braintree who allegedly punched the window of a Red Line train car.

“The car had to be removed from service due to the damage at a time when it was most needed,” police said.

At 4:15 p.m., Justin Fraser, 18, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery near Back Bay station, according to police. Fraser allegedly head butted a 17-year-old male in the face, breaking his nose and causing his lip to bleed.