Pittsburgh-Area Man Charged In Post-Bruins Game Disturbance At MBTA Sullivan Station

BOSTON (CBS) – A man from the Pittsburgh area was arrested by MBTA police Friday night shortly after the Bruins beat the Penguins for allegedly assaulting someone at Sullivan Station.

Police say around 11:30 p.m., as crowds of Bruins fans were heading home from the game, officers witnessed 29-year-old Ryan Baessler of Carnegie, Pennsylvania grabbing a man by the neck while screaming threats at him.

Officers who intervened say Baessler became belligerent and combative with them and tried to spit at and kick at them.

The victim, who was not identified, left the area while officers were in the process of arresting Baessler.

Baessler is set to be arraigned on Monday. He will be charged with disorderly conduct.

Transit police did not indicate a motive and said that it was unclear whether Baessler was a Pittsburgh fan who may have been upset over the team’s loss.

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