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PD: Man 'Violently' Assaults MBTA Officer

The incident happened at the Harvard Square Station around 3:30 p.m.

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    MBTA Transit Police say a man violently assaulted a Transit Police officer at an MBTA station Monday.

    The incident happened at the Harvard Square Station around 3:30 p.m.

    Police say Travis Artist, 36, tried to evade the fare was cited for fare evasion. After allegedly causing a disturbance, he was removed from the station.

    Artist allegedly went back into the station and attacked the officer after the officer tried to remove him from the station again.

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    During the assault, the officer was struck in the face multiple times and was stuck by an uncapped needle.

    Artist is set to be arraigned for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing.


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