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26-year-old woman accused of throwing, assaulting, 61-year-old woman in wheelchair

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A woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting and throwing a woman in a wheelchair Wednesday.

According to MBTA Transit Police, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA’s Andrew Sq. Station for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 61-year-old female, who utilizes a wheelchair to get around, was involved in a verbal dispute with a 26-year-old female. The verbal dispute turned physical when the 26-year-old, later identified as Tasheaka Buchanan, of Boston, threw the victim from her wheelchair and once the victim was on the ground, Buchanan proceeded to kick the victim in the head.

Officers placed Buchanan into custody and transported her to Transit Police Department Headquarters for the arrest booking process.

Boston EMS arrived and treated the victim on scene.

Buchanan was charged with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot) and Assault & Battery on a Disabled Person.

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