Police: A Man in a Michael Myers Mask Attacked an MBTA Operator

Transit Police released a video of the suspect fleeing the scene.

MBTA Transit Police are looking for help identifying a man they say wore a Michael Myers mask and attacked an MBTA operator “without provocation” early this morning.

The suspect, who also wore a jumpsuit similar to the one worn by the villain in the Halloween movies, was captured on video sprinting away from the scene down a dark pathway.

The MBTA Transit Police say the attack happened at around 12:20 a.m. at the Cedar Grove MBTA station in Dorchester.

T spokesman Joe Pesaturo tells the Globe today that the attack happened after the train’s operator learned the assailant could not pay the required fare. The suspect dragged the 45-year-old T employee on the platform and viciously beat him before fleeing, according to Pesaturo. He was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Unlike the movie character, this suspect does not appear to have been carrying a knife. “There was no report of a weapon shown,” Pesaturo says.

“Please contact us if you have any information relative to this investigation or recognize any particular feature and/or other characteristics of the subject depicted,” police wrote in a statement on the TPD blog. “This was a cowardly act and assaults on MBTA employees will NOT be tolerated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact TPD at 617-222-1050 pr send an anonymous text to 873873.