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Arrest Made in Assault of Elderly Man at MBTA Station

The attacker and the victim did not know one another, police said

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Aaron Strader/NBC10 Boston

MBTA Transit Police have made an arrest in the assault of an elderly man at the Quincy Center MBTA Station, officials announced Sunday.

Armando Hernandez, 49, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on an elderly person for an attack on a 92-year-old man on Saturday afternoon that officials say was unprovoked.

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According to officials, Hernandez attacked the elderly man around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Quincy Center.

Upon arrival, officers said they discovered the elderly man bleeding from his head after he'd been shoved from behind and struck the pavement. Another person at the T stop attempted to help him control the bleeding.

Hernandez was located by officials shortly after their arrival, where they said he appeared inebriated and was uncooperative. He was subsequently transported to Transit Police headquarters for booking.

It is unclear when Hernandez will appear in court or if he has an attorney.

Hernandez and the elderly man did not know each other, officials said.

The elderly man was transported to an area hospital following the attack, officials said. His condition is unknown.

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