A teenager allegedly confronted a commuter train driver with a knife


Crime

According to police, the young man, who had a knife, approached the driver and said, “Why are you talking to my shorty?”

MBTA commuter trains at South Station. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe, File

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A teenager, armed with a knife, confronted a driver of the Keolis commuter train at the Gare du Sud on Saturday evening, police said.

At around 11:10 p.m., the conductor asked a female passenger where she was going to “make sure she was on the right train,” according to MBTA Transit Police. Then the boy, “armed with a knife to his side”, allegedly approached the bandleader and said, “Why are you talking to my shorty?”

“The victim tried to explain that he was trying to help, but the young man yelled at him while showing his knife and moved closer to the victim,” police said. “The victim believed he was in imminent danger of being assaulted.”

The conductor then exited the train and called the police.

According to police, when officers arrived on the train, the suspect was still on board, and when officers asked him to get off, he reportedly said, “You can’t arrest me, I’m only 17 ! “. They took him into custody for assault with a dangerous weapon.



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