MALDEN (CBS) — MBTA Transit Police arrested a man they say assaulted a bus driver early Tuesday morning.
Mohammad Noor, 30, of Malden, was taken into custody for assaulting a public employee and disorderly conduct. It was Noor’s third arrest by Transit Police in as many years.READ MORE: Bail Set For Woburn Man Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Friend While Showing Off Gun
Police said Noor entered a bus while it was stopped in the Commercial Street busway around 12:45 a.m. and that he stood in the entrance of the bus, preventing the operator from closing the doors. The driver said that Noor eventually boarded, but refused to pay–and that, when the driver told Noor he would have to either pay or exit the bus, Noor assaulted him with his fists and scarf.READ MORE: Head Of The Charles Regatta Will Return To Boston This Fall
Noor was approached by police as he left the Malden Center MBTA station. Officers said he threatened them and became combative, and was then placed under arrest.MORE NEWS: 3 Boston Police Officers, City Sued For Alleged Excessive Force On 4 Protesters In May 2020 Riot