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$1,500 Bail For Boston Man Accused Of Assaulting Disabled Man

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BOSTON (CBS) — The man accused of assaulting a disabled man, is being held on $1,500 cash bail.

Miquel Velasquez-Mendoza, 20, of Boston, was arrested Tuesday after police released surveillance photographs of the attack.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

Police say the footage showed Velasquez-Mendoza approaching 44-year-old Chris Johnson in the Andrew Square bus station, grabbing his cane, and striking him square across the chest.

Velasquez-Mendoza then left the station with Johnson’s cane. Johnson has cerebral palsy and uses a cane to walk.

Prosecutors say the two had exchanged words about marijuana and a mess left on a seat prior to the assault.

Velasquez-Mendoza also has a pending larceny charge out of Concord, according to court records. He will be back in court February 10.

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