A Southie man with a 22-page criminal record has been charged in an alleged knife attack at the Andrew MBTA station.

According to the Boston Herald, Thomas Digaetano, 42, has been ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing after being arraigned in connection to the alleged assault earlier this week.

Around 4:14pm on Tuesday, an MBTA Transit Police officer saw two men fighting near the Ellery Street entrance to the busway at Andrew Station. When the officer approached, one of the men ran toward Southampton Street. The officer chased the man, later identified as Digaetano, and detained him not far from the station.

The alleged victim, 41, suffered several lacerations to his head and abdomen. He was transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

There is surveillance video of the incident.  A second person in the footage is shown wearing a black T-shirt tan shorts and a black backpack. He is seen kicking and punching the victim while he’s on the ground. Police are searching for this second suspect.

Digaetano has a 22-page criminal record, including five open cases in South Boston. Some of his recent charges include possession with intent to distribute, assault and battery, theft, strangulation, and kidnapping. Yikes.

Digaetano was charged with assault to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Judge Roberto Ronquillo ordered Digaetano held pending a June 11 dangerousness hearing.

You can read all the details here. 


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