MBTA Station Stabbing: South Boston Man Held Without Bail after Violent Attack

Boston, Massachusetts – A South Boston man with a extensive criminal history is being held without bail for his alleged involvement in a violent attack at an MBTA station on June 4. 42-year-old Thomas Digaetano faces charges of assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden, Digaetano has a lengthy criminal record, including five open cases in South Boston involving offenses such as assault and battery, strangulation, and kidnapping. The incident at the Andrew Station T stop occurred around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, when Digaetano was spotted fighting with a victim near the Ellery Street entrance.

After the altercation, Digaetano reportedly fled towards Southampton Street where he was apprehended by law enforcement. The victim, a 41-year-old male, sustained multiple lacerations to his head and abdomen and was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. Authorities have not confirmed whether the victim and Digaetano were acquainted.

Surveillance footage from the scene allegedly shows Digaetano wielding a knife during the attack, with a second suspect seen kicking and punching the victim while he was on the ground. The unidentified second suspect, described as wearing a black T-shirt, tan shorts, and a black backpack, remains at large.

DA Kayden condemned the act of violence in a statement, describing it as intolerable and emphasizing the need for safe public transportation. Digaetano is scheduled to appear in court on June 11 for a dangerousness hearing. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the second suspect or the stabbing incident to contact Boston Police.

As the investigation progresses, updates on the case will be provided.