Man arrested in ‘vicious’ beating of MBTA employee

Mohammad Noor

Transit Police said they arrested a man for allegedly beating an MBTA employee with a shod foot last month, an attack that left a 69-year-old man bleeding from the face and ear.

Officials said the assault, which they described as “vicious,” happened at 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Roxbury Crossing station. Police said the victim was attacked after he tried to break up a “boisterous argument” happening between the suspect and another unknown man.

According to investigators, Mohammad Noor, 27, punched the elderly employee in the face, knocking him to the ground, then kicked him in the head and face. Responding officers chased Noor, but he was able to escape on foot. The employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers arrested Noor on Friday at Ruggles station.

He is expected to be arraigned Monday on charges of aggravated assault and battery on an elderly person and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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