Transit police arrest man who allegedly used racial slurs, threw bottle at woman on T

The 43-year-old Somerville man was found at Sullivan Square station and arrested on Tuesday.

Shawn Cook – MBTA Transit Police

A Somerville man has been arrested in connection with an incident involving allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a woman and yelling racial slurs at her on the T.

Shawn Cook, 43, was arrested following an investigation into an alleged civil rights violation and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. 

Transit police had asked for the public’s help in identifying the man in a couple of photos.

Around 10:53 a.m. on Friday, police said that Cook allegedly used “derogatory racial slurs” toward a woman who had her 1-year-old child with her. He also allegedly threw a bottle at her.


Via investigation and some tips, police were able to arrest Cook at Sullivan Square station on Tuesday.


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