Mass. State Police seek public help with attack on elderly motorist

Boston, Mass. (WLNE)- The Massachusetts State Police are looking for help identifying multiple suspects involved with an attack on an elderly motorist.

Multiple suspects, while operating dirt bikes and MTV’s, surrounded and assaulted an 82-year-old motorists on Thursday. The victim suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized.

The bike and ATV riders forced the victim onto the curb while several of them began smashing the windows of the victims car. While driving to seek help from the police, the motorists caught up to the victim and began to kick and strike the vehicle again. While opening his window to ask another car to call 9-1-1, one of the riders, a male, approached on foot and began punching the victim through the window while others continued to kick the car. They then threw a pipe through the rear view window, and a large rock through another window.

The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the attack, including potential motives, if any, remains active and is being conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

State police asked the following:

“We ask that anyone who witnessed this incident or parts of it, or who saw the group of dirt bike and ATV riders or has information about them, to call us. We also ask that anyone who may have captured cell phone footage of the group or the incident, or who called 911 to report the incident, to call us as well. Anyone who has any such information, photos or footage or who called 911 that night is asked to call the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County at 617-727-8817. As a reminder, the incident began at approximately 7:30 p.m. and the full route of travel of the suspect group was as follows: Park Drive, Boylston Street, Bowker Overpass, Storrow Drive (westbound); Soldiers Field Road (westbound), off-ramp to Cambridge Street by River Street Bridge and DoubleTree hotel in Allston, culminating at the Joe’s Kwik Market (formerly Speedway) on Cambridge Street in Allston (roughly 2.7 miles).”

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