Four people have been charged in the Red Line attack at Broadway Station this week. Another will be arraigned on Friday. On Sunday, March 9th at 9pm, five people participated in a brutal attack on a 40 year-old male passenger and four teenage passengers. Video footage, taken by a passenger, captured multiple people attacking the victims inside the train. The man is shown being pushed, thrown to the floor then kicked and punched repeatedly. The teenage victims intervened trying to help the male victim before the suspects turned and began attacking them too.
According to reports, the physical altercation began after a verbal argument started between the male victim and the group.
Apparently three of the five alleged attackers in the Red Line brawl on March 9th are no strangers to the law.
The Boston Globe reports, Kevin McCarthy, 21, of South Boston was charged with aggravated assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Patrick J. Joyce, 24, of Dorchester was charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
McCarthy was convicted of participating in an unprovoked beating of three men in South Boston in May 2011. According to the DA – McCarthy has a real problem with “yuppies”. Joyce was on probation for motor vehicle homicide.
Michael Capuzzo, 20, of South Boston, who is facing an assault and battery charge in the Red Line attack, was already facing charges that he stabbed someone in the neck. Gheesh.
Two other suspects, Michael Davis, 36, of Quincy and Kristine Mullen, 20, of South Boston, were charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
FYI: The dangerous weapons in all of the charges were their shod feet, which they used to kick the victim.
From the Boston Globe:
South Boston District Court Judge Michael Bolden declined to order additional bail for any defendant, releasing Michael Davis of Quincy and Kristine Mullen of South Boston on personal recognizance, Patrick Joyce of Dorchester on $400, and McCarthy on $500, the DA’s office reports. Bolden did order the four to stay away from the T and not contact the victims while their cases are pending, but declined a request from prosecutors that they also refrain from drinking. Maybe giving up drinking might be a good idea?