CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police have arrested a man in connection with an assault at an MBTA station Monday.
Authorities say Alexandr Ivanenko, 53, grabbed the 67-year-old victim by her neck outside the Alewife Station on the Red Line and threw her to the ground without provocation before walking away around 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to transit police.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ivanenko was arrested in Quincy. His home address is listed as a homeless shelter. He was transported to Transit Police Headquarters for booking, facing charges of Aggravated Assault for the attack.
Soumya Bengeri said ahead of his arrest that she rides the T daily and usually doesn’t feel scared. “But I never expected that,” she said. “That’s kind of scary.”
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