rabblebowser OP t1_jebpihw wrote

By Abby Patkin

updated on March 30, 2023 | 3:45 PM

A 23-year-old Whitman man was arrested for attempted murder Wednesday after allegedly kicking someone into the pit at a T station downtown, MBTA Transit Police said.

Kedrian Perry-Marshall “violently kicked an unsuspecting individual” at State Street station around 2 p.m. Tuesday, TPD alleged in a tweet.

The alleged assault was unprovoked, Transit Police Supt. Richard Sullivan told Boston.com in an email. Sullivan said there were no trains entering the station at the time of the incident, and the unidentified victim “got out of the pit under his own power.”

He declined medical attention and was not injured, according to TPD.

The 16-year-old victim’s father, Melvin Gonzalez, told WCVB that his son lives in the South End and takes the train to East Boston every day.

“Thank God he didn’t hit the third rail or something,” Gonzalez told the news outlet.

Transit police detectives arrested Perry-Marshall the next day following an “intense investigation,” the department wrote on Twitter. Boston.com left a voicemail with his attorney seeking comment.

Whitman Chief of Police Timothy Hanlon told Boston.com in an email that his department has been working with MBTA Transit Police since Wednesday morning, and that the two departments were also able to identify Perry-Marshall as the suspect in a Tuesday night apartment complex stabbing in Whitman.

The Whitman Police Department had previously shared images of the suspect, shown in a light green fleece jacket that appears to match the one Perry-Marshall wore in photos from TPD.

Hanlon later announced in a press release that Whitman police obtained an arrest warrant for Perry-Marshall, who will also be charged with attempted murder in the Whitman stabbing.

Perry-Marshall was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Thursday afternoon and will be arraigned in Brockton District Court on the Whitman charge at a later date, according to the press release.


rabblebowser OP t1_jae2axp wrote

It certainly gives off that vibe with the cringy name and building design. Another article about this states:

"This multi-church model’s non-traditional approach set it apart from other churches. The services frequently featured Christian songs set to upbeat rock music, and the sermons were live-streamed on large screens throughout all locations by lead pastor Gagnon."



rabblebowser t1_j743ec3 wrote

He was pretty awful if you read his personal twitter. I looked at it every now and then because I always enjoyed watching him. He's very conservative and somewhat of a conspiracy theorist and I would imagine WMUR was not happy with his posts. He had a lot of stuff about the election being stolen from Trump, even when things were disproved. I would assume it had something to do with that. Here is a good recent one:

This quote about the shooting in Manchester is really interesting, given:

  1. Clear and convincing video evidence that a blindside punch from the victim started the violence
  2. A second video captures the shooter claiming to have been punched inside The Goat