2nd arrest made in MBTA bus driver attack

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March 15, 2013, 10:58 am
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(NECN/AP) - A 15-year-old Hyde Park girl is now the second person arrested following last weekend's attack on an MBTA bus driver. It happened last Saturday on a route 16 bus on Columbia Road in Dorchester, Mass.

Police say more than a dozen youths attacked the 53-year-old driver early last Saturday, with some climbing on the bus and others trying to pull him out the window.
    
Eighteen-year-old Albert Galloway was the first to be arrested in the case. He was arraigned Wednesday on several charges including assault and battery. Authorities say there were led to Galloway by a tip from the public and by one of Galloway's own tweets, in which he posted "my hands hurt from last night."
    
Galloway pleaded not guilty and was held on $15,000 bail.
    
His lawyer said there is no proof he wrote the Tweet and that while her client was on the bus, he threw a punch in self-defense and inadvertently struck the driver.

(Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.)

Tags: massachusetts, Arrest, MBTA, Dorchester, Columbia road, mbta bus driver attack
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