MBTA Transit Police Arrest Downtown Crossing ‘Ninja’

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Photos by Alex Lau, Transit Police

Photos by Alex Lau, Transit Police

MBTA Transit Police arrested a man Thursday for indecent assault and battery after he allegedly challenged officers to a fight, claiming to be a ninja.

Police arrived at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station at 9:05 a.m., where a female victim told officers she had been indecently assaulted on her way from the Orange Line to the Red Line by a man now seated on a nearby bench.

When police approached Josue Estrada, 30, of Boston, and he “refused to comply with the officers commands and challenged them to a physical confrontation referring to himself as a ‘Ninja,'” police say.

Police eventually gained control of Estrada and charged him with indecent assault and battery. He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Friday.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2015/05/29/downtown-crossing-ninja/