Man Held Without Bail After Violent MBTA Station Attack With Knife

Boston, MA – A South Boston man with a significant criminal history was remanded without bail on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in a violent attack at an MBTA station on June 4th. 42-year-old Thomas Digaetano faces charges of assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as revealed by Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden. This incident sheds light on Digaetano’s extensive 22-page criminal record, which includes five open cases in South Boston involving offenses such as assault and battery, strangulation, and kidnapping.

Reports indicate that Digaetano was observed engaging in a physical altercation with a victim near the Ellery Street entrance of the Andrew Station T stop around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He allegedly fled towards Southampton Street following the incident, where law enforcement eventually apprehended him. The victim, a 41-year-old male, sustained multiple lacerations to his head and abdomen and was swiftly taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. Authorities have yet to determine the relationship, if any, between Digaetano and the victim.

Surveillance footage obtained from the scene purportedly shows Digaetano wielding a knife to attack the victim, while a second unidentified suspect in a black t-shirt and tan shorts can be seen kicking and punching the victim while he was down. As the search for the second suspect remains ongoing, DA Kayden denounced the violence that transpired in a busy transit station during broad daylight, emphasizing the importance of safe and efficient public transportation for all users.

Digaetano is scheduled to appear in court on June 11 for a dangerousness hearing. Boston Police are urging anyone with information regarding the second suspect or the stabbing incident to come forward. This situation is still unfolding, and updates will be provided as new information becomes available. For breaking news alerts, download the FREE Boston 25 News app and stay connected with Boston 25 News through Facebook and Twitter. Watch Boston 25 News NOW for live updates on this developing story.