Woman Arrested for Allegedly Spitting on, Assaulting Disabled Person on MBTA Train

A Boston woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting and spitting on a disabled MBTA passenger, according to police.

Joanna Drafahl, 20, of South Boston faces charges that include assault and battery on a disabled person after she allegedly spit in the face of a disabled person and assaulted them Wednesday, according to MBTA Police.

The alleged incident happened at about 11:15 a.m. at Harvard Square Station in Cambridge. Police released two images of the suspect and pleaded for the public’s help in identifying the assailant, who was later determined to be Drafahl.

mbta disabled person assault suspect sought
MBTA Transit Police
A person of interest in a Wednesday, July 31, 2019, assault on a person with disabilities on the MBTA.
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