A suspect accused of attacking a 92-year-old Asian man in Quincy, Massachusetts, was charged with assault and battery on Monday.
What happened: The victim, who has not been identified, was pushed to the ground during the attack, which police said was unprovoked, at the Quincy Center Station on Friday, WCVB reported.
- Police with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) received a call about the incident at around 2:30 p.m.
- The victim said he was forcefully shoved from behind. He fell to the ground and his head hit the pavement.
- Police found the victim bleeding from his head and a bystander attempting to help him. Witnesses claimed the victim’s attacker to be a male.
- The suspect was identified as Armando Hernandez. Police arrested him and said they “made observations of his inebriated state and his uncooperative disposition.”
- The victim sustained lacerations to his head that required nine staples, according to WCVB. He also suffered a bruised hip.
The charges: Hernandez was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person. As of Monday afternoon, he is being held on a $1,000 cash bail.
- Police said that the attack was unprovoked and that the victim did not know Hernandez. Meanwhile, Hernandez has no memory of the attack, according to Kathleen Fay, his defense attorney.
- Fay said Hernandez had consumed a whole bottle of vodka prior to the incident. She also said he spends 60 hours a week working to support his family, who live in Guatemala.
- Hernandez was found to have criminal charges in other states. He has been ordered to “stay away from the victim and stay off MBTA property” if he is released.