Massachusetts woman Kelly Madden was arrested on Friday for allegedly spitting on a man and threatening him with a knife after he asked her to not talk on her cell phone so loudly.
The incident happened on March 7 at the Central Square MBTA Station. She was arrested in Cambridge, Mass.
According to CBS Local, police have not said if the victim was injured.
Transit Police were able to identify Madden, 49, because they got help from the public. MBTA police posted the mystery woman’s face on the organization’s website along with an account of the incident. Some Good Samaritans responded to the request for assistance, and the cops were able to identify and arrest Madden.
This is an account of the incident:
“At approximately 11:10 a.m. on March 7, a male passenger on the outbound Red Line train reportedly asked an unknown female to be courteous of her fellow MBTA passengers and not talk so loudly on her cell phone. The female, reportedly later identified as Kelly Madden, allegedly spat an unknown liquid in the man’s face and threatened him with a knife.”
She is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon because of the knife and assault and battery because of the spit. She was processed at Transit Police headquarters and will be arraigned in Cambridge District Court.
“We greatly appreciate the public’s assistance in helping detectives identify the suspect,” said Joe Pesaturo, director of communications at the MBTA.