On the MBTA: Boston man arrested for having two double edged knives

MBTA cameras catch a Boston man sneaking through fare gates. Photo credit: Transit Police
MBTA cameras catch a Boston man sneaking through fare gates. Photo credit: Transit Police

A Boston man was arrested after dodging fare at Central Square T station Tuesday morning after Transit Police discovered he had two double edged knives, which are illegal in Massachusetts.

Ahmed Abdisalan, 24, was caught on camera piggybacking through the fare gates at Central Square around 10:20 a.m. yesterday. When an officer approached him, Abdisalan allegedly became uncooperative and appeared to be hiding something in his pocket.

According to the Transit Police report:”Abdisalan refused, officers fearing Abdisalan may be armed with a weapon restrained his arms and attempted to remove his hand from his pocket. Abdisalan violently resisted their efforts, ultimately officers were able to gain control of Abdisalan and remove his hand from his pocket.”

They allegedly found two illegal double edged knives in his pocket. He was charged with having a dangerous weapon and issued a citation for fare evasion.


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