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5 juveniles arrested after large group attacks officers at Forest Hills MBTA station

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BOSTON – Transit police said three teenage girls were arrested Monday after a group of Boston Public School students attacked an officer. Two additional juveniles were arrested on Tuesday.

It happened just before 4 pm at the Forest Hills MBTA station.

Transit police said there were about “40-50 youths” loitering inside the station. An officer approached the group and told them to leave.

Instead, police said the group “violently set upon the officer,” kicking and punching him.

When the officer fell to the ground, the teens allegedly continued to kick and drag him.

Additional officers from Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police and Transit Police responded to help.

Police arrested three girls who were 14, 15, and 16 years old. They were charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a police officer.

The teens were released on personal recognizance with conditions that they observe home confinement except for school, and stay away from the Forest Hill T station and their co-defendants.

Police did not release any more information about the two juveniles arrested Tuesday.

“We will not tolerate this behavior and will arrest those who engage in such anti social violent and criminal behavior,” Transit Police said.

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