92-year-old Asian man required 9 staples to his head after unprovoked attack at MBTA station

92 year old man assaulted with staples

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.

Featured Image via WCVB

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