Marlborough man allegedly assaults MBTA police officer - Metro US

Marlborough man allegedly assaults MBTA police officer

John Capehart, 50, of Marlborough. Photo: TPD John Capehart, 50, of Marlborough. Photo: TPD

A Marlborough man is accused of violently assaulting an MBTA Transit Police officer Friday night as he was being booked for an earlier crime.

Transit Police responded to Forest Hills MBTA Station around 7:45 p.m. Friday night for a report of a man causing a disturbance on a Route 39 Bus.

When they arrived, John Capehart, 50, of Marlborough, was allegedly holding a hockey stick “in a threatening manner” and shouting profanities at the bus driver.

Capehart was also blocking other passengers from boarding the bus, police said.

Officers tried to calm and communicate with Capehart, but according to police, he was not interested in discussing his behavior and instead continued his “tumultuous and combative actions.”

“At one point Capehart physically assaulted one of the police officers by striking them in the chest with a closed fist. It took several officers to subdue Capehart and he was placed into custody for various assault charges and disorderly conduct.” Transit Police wrote in their blog.

Later, as Capehart was being booked at Transit Police headquarters, he allegedly attacked the booking officer by punching him the face with a closed fist.

Capehart allegedly followed the closed fisted strike by spitting in the officer’s face.

Police said he was subdued by several officers and will face additional assault charges.

Capehart is due tobe arraigned Tuesday in Roxbury District Court for Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and West Roxbury District Court for various Assault charges and Disorderly Conduct.

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