Fare Evader Caught With Loaded Gun At MBTA Station

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – A 20-year-old Chelsea man who jumped a T turnstile to avoid the fare is now in a lot of trouble.

On Sunday, MBTA police were on patrol for fare evaders at the Andrew Station in South Boston, when they say Hamilton Rodriguez leaped over a broken gate.

They say they tried to ask him for identification, and that’s when he began acting suspicious, and took off.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

Surveillance video shows the officers running after and tackling Rodriguez. They say he was carrying a loaded gun with ammunition.

Rodriguez has an open case out of Chelsea where he’s charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and cocaine. Today a judge revoked bail in that case, and set bail at 20,000 cash in the Boston gun case.

Rodriguez faces a mandatory year behind bars if he’s convicted of the gun charge.


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