BOSTON (WHDH) - A former transit officer accused of indecently assaulting two women at North Station while on duty last month pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday.

James Floyd, 60, of Winthrop, was arrested Friday morning and arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges including indecent assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and intimidation of a witness, a Suffolk District Attorney spokesman said.

Prosecutors say Floyd indecently assaulted two women within a 17-minute span while working a detail at North Station March 29. Floyd is also accused of offering one the victims a knife and challenging her to stab him with it, and opening a collapsible metal baton and staring at the woman in a threatening manner.

After the assaults were reported, transit police officials relieved him of duty. He later resigned.

“There is no excuse for sexual assault and absolutely no room in law enforcement for the behavior alleged in these complaints,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in a statement. “I want to thank Transit Police for taking this investigation so seriously from its earliest stages, and I want to remind every victim and survivor that our office will always be a safe, respectful, and confidential resource for anyone who wants to disclose sexual assault.”

Floyd was ordered released on his own recognizance on the condition that he stay away from the alleged victims and witnesses. He is due back in court June 21.

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