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Couple Arrested for Alleged Assault on MBTA Passenger, Police Officer

A Massachusetts man and woman are under arrest for allegedly assaulting an MBTA police officer near the Nubian Square station Friday night

Aaron Strader/NBC10 Boston

A Massachusetts man and woman are under arrest for allegedly assaulting an MBTA police officer near the Nubian Square station Friday night.

According to MBTA Transit Police, officers were inside the Nubian Square station shortly before 7:30 p.m. when they were approached by a man who said he had just been attacked.

The victim told an officer he was punched in the face several times, which resulted in a chipped tooth, and a swollen lip and eye, according to police.

Officers used a description provided by the victim to identify his assailant, police said.

The suspected assailant, Kyle Hicks, a 29-year-old from Roxbury, quickly became combative, according to police. Hicks' companion, identified as 30-year-old Valerie Gales, of Dorchester, allegedly tried to hit the officer with a glass bottle.

After allegedly struggling with multiple officers, Hicks and Gales were arrested. Police have not indicated the charges the pair face, and it wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys who could speak to the charges.

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