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Kids Dump Woman's Groceries, Throw Them at Her at MBTA Station: Police

Transit police called the MBTA "a very safe system" given how many people ride it every day, but it noted that "we are having challenges this year with our young people and youth disorder"

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A group of juveniles dumped a woman's groceries and began throwing them at her face at a South Boston MBTA station, sending the woman to the hospital, according to the agency's transit police.

The incident, which authorities have called "unprovoked," happened at around 4 p.m. on Thursday at Broadway station, according to MBTA Transit Police.

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The group of five juveniles left the station following the incident, and authorities are working to investigate and make arrests.

The woman, meanwhile, was taken to the hospital for facial injuries.

"All the groceries were on the floor. Everywhere," said Juan Castro, who witnessed the attack and said the woman was crying and covering her face.

The kids who ran away were laughing, Castro said.

It's the latest instance of violence on the T, and regular riders said it left them angry or reminded them to always be vigilant.

Transit police called the MBTA "a very safe system" given how many people ride it every day, but it noted in a statement that "we are having challenges this year with our young people and youth disorder."

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