Man Wanted for Assault Arrested After Playing Video Games at MBTA Stop

Tykell Jones, 22, was arrested by Transit police officers last Tuesday

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Aaron Strader/NBC10 Boston

It's not something you see every day in Massachusetts: a commuter sitting in front of a television and playing a PlayStation while at an MBTA stop.

But when that took place in Cambridge on Tuesday during the evening commute, Transit police received a phone call, they said.



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Officers responded to Harvard Station around 4:20 p.m. on July 6 after someone reported the atypical behavior, police said Friday.

They attempted to explain to the man -- later identified as Tykell Jones -- that the MBTA station's inbound platform wasn't the best place for him to set up his TV and game console, police said.

But the 22-year-old became uncooperative, according to the Transit Police Department. Officers then discovered there was an active warrant for his arrest. Jones was wanted in Roxbury for charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

Officers placed Jones under arrest, taking him -- and his entertainment set up -- to Transit Police Headquarters where he was booked. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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