After yelling at an MBTA bus driver, a man allegedly got off the 77 bus in East Arlington at about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, and pointed a silver automatic handgun at another man, who had been telling the other passengers to call police.
The victim said he ran home after the man pointed the gun and said, “What are you going to do?” He said the man ran down Massachusetts Avenue toward Cambridge. The incident occurred at Windsor Street on Massachusetts Avenue, he said.
The victim told Arlington Police that he boarded the 77 bus in Harvard Square. He said just before his Windsor Street stop, the man began to argue with the bus driver. He said after he got off, with the man still screaming at the driver, he tapped on the bus’ windows and told passengers to call police, and that’s when the man exited the bus and pointed the gun at him.
The victim called Arlington Police at about 1:45 a.m., roughly 20 minutes after he arrived home. He described the male as a 5-foot-4, 160-pound white male, possibly wearing a T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap. He said he had never seen him before.
Arlington Police put out an alert to Medford, Somerville and Cambridge police immediately after the incident. Police also contacted the MBTA; the MBTA told them that they had received no reports about the incident from any of their drivers.