BOSTON (CBS) – Four Boston Bruins fans who police said “viciously beat” someone after a playoff game last week have been arrested.
Transit Police shared surveillance photos of five men on Monday, most of them in Bruins gear, who were wanted for questioning in the attack on May 9. The Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final earlier that night at the TD Garden.
The alleged beating happened at about midnight at the North Quincy MBTA station, and left the victim with facial fractures, police said. Surveillance cameras did not capture the assault, but did catch the men scattering.
Transit Police say there were some words exchanged between two groups on the platform and then it turned into a fight. Prosecutors say the four men involved attacked two other men, severely injuring a Weymouth man.
Transit Police said “numerous tips” helped them identify and arrest four of them – Stiles Bezema, 21, of Wrentham; Antonio Green, 31, of Agawam; John Pritoni, 29, of Norfolk, and Thomas Pritoni, 23, of Norfolk.
All four turned themselves in and are charged with aggravated assault and battery. They were arraigned Wednesday in Quincy District Court.
Bezema was released on $2,500 bail. The other three suspects are being held on $5,000 bail.
Transit police told WBZ-TV the fifth man has been identified, but they did not release his name or say if he will be charged.