Suspect in Red Line attack turns self in
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A woman who allegedly attacked a man on the Red Line has turned herself in to police.
The woman was captured on camera repeatedly punching and cursing at the man for touching her dog.
The violence went viral, with the video viewed more than 30 thousand times on YouTube already.
“Didn't even give him the full five count got to three and just wailed on him,” said Tim Antonellis, a witness.
A commuter captured the attack on the T with his cell phone camera.
“It was right pulling into Park Street when she threatened to hit him. I was like okay if this woman’s going to take a swing, might want to have that on camera,” said Antonellis.
The suspect became angry when she thought a man had stepped on her dog.
Antonellis saw an opportunity to catch the suspect’s profanity-laced tirade on camera.
“I mean this was a 70 pound Pitbull in the middle of the morning commute. He probably brushed up against it. He didn't look like the kind of guy who would hurt someone’s dog,” Antonellis said.
The woman surprised everyone on board when she made good on her threat to punch the victim before she left.
"Once it went viral I was hoping they would find this woman. Best case scenario she was just drunk on the train and needs help. Worst case she wasn’t drunk and then really needs help if she's just going around hitting people,” said Antonellis.
Police say the suspect will be summonsed to court despite the fact the man didn’t press any charges.
Police say the woman will be charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct.
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