UPDATE: Man Arrested for Alleged Brutal Beating of Disabled Man

Police said the suspects allegedly attacked a disabled man at Downtown Crossing.

Update 9:00PM: Universal Hub reports that Bacai has been arrested. 

Original story: MBTA Transit Police have obtained a warrant for a Malden man they said was allegedly involved in the brutal beating of a disabled man at the Downtown Crossing T stop this week.

Ivan Bacai, 23, was the fourth suspect announced by police after the arrest of three others Monday: Karen Akiba, 22, Cambridge; Bryon Lashus, 32, Watertown and Maryanne Hamilton, 29, Jamaica Plain.

All those arrested face charges of assault and battery on a disabled person and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The Boston Globe’s Sarah N. Mattero reported the group allegedly attacked the 40-year-old victim early Monday morning, leaving him with multiple cuts and scrapes, severe bruising and swelling to his face and upper torso.

The victim also lost a shoe and had his shirt torn in the attack. 

Universal Hub reports another man, Germial Johnson, 28, turned himself into Transit Police in Dorchester Wednesday morning.

Police are asking those aware of Bascai’s whereabouts to call the department at 617-222-1212, by sending a text message to 873873 or using the department’s See Say mobile app.

Matt August 30, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Nice job by the police.
Maybe August 30, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I don't understand either...how was his comment racist? What people are losing sight of in their comments attacking one another is the type of people moving into Malden. And by type, I mean drug addicts, people with lengthy criminal records, sex offenders, alchoholics, etc., and their friends are following them here. We have to get to the root of why in the last 10-15 years or so is Malden so attractive to them instead of fighting each other.
Matt August 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Chris any word of what happened off Pearl St by the stadium last night? Lots of police surrounding a house.
Michael Victor August 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Charlestown, South Boston, South End , parts of Dorchester and much of Boston is far more costly today. Malden is on the T and affordable. 30 Years ago US had 225 million people today 300 million and the immigrants coming in are from different parts of the World than they used to be. All has led to significant change and its not only here in Malden and its both good and bad. Change is tough for most people and Malden like many other places is going through it and it will continue
Diana August 30, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Weren't you just complaining that the guy who runs it has too much to say?
Dan O'Brien August 30, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Chris, he said ship him back where he came from could have meant Roxbury or Dorchester, seems like a lot of thugs come from there.
Diana August 30, 2012 at 03:08 PM
But what particular sort of thugs, Dan?
Dan O'Brien August 30, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Thugs that like to beat up and stab people. Nice try.
Diana August 30, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Because we surely don't grow any of those in Malden, right? Nice try.
Matt August 30, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Enough already
Diana August 30, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Enough of people dog-whistling and then whining about getting called on it? I agree.
Dan O'Brien August 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Oh there are plenty of them in Malden. I was just trying to explain that there could have been another meaning to the comment.
Dan O'Brien August 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Of course on this site there are a few that you can't disagree with, if you do your comments get removed.
Chris Caesar August 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Yeah, BS Dan. I do not remove comments I disagree with and I am sick of fielding this implication. Show me evidence I have removed something merely for disagreeing with it and then maybe you'll have a point. Otherwise, I am just doing my job.
Chris Caesar August 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Because I don't have any information from the police on it yet, Greg.
kevin lucey August 30, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Malden has become a transient city. Not many people stay in the city and grow roots.this is now why no one knows their neighbors .there is a high percentage of absentee landlords who don't maintain their property because it will just get rundown ,they don't care the mortgage is paid and they wait for the section 8 checks to come in . Once that happens people see the writing on the wall and realize that their property values will fall and move . Why live in a city whose graduation rate is only 70 percent and your kid could get hit with a stray bullet at a bowling alley or skate park !!!
Diana August 30, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Is that the same incident as the one originally referenced as being at Stearns and Holyoke, or (gods forbid) something different?
Rich August 30, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Hope the courts do the right thing this time
DannyBoy August 30, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Dan O'Brien, the poster Michael B Elvale has made similar types of comments on other earlier threads, in particular, calling for a guy with an Asian name, who allegedly committed a sex offense in Malden, "to be shipped back from where he came from". He has a pattern of posting this type of language when the target in the news is clearly a minority, but I don't see him writing this kind of stuff when the alleged perpetrator is Caucasian (which we've had several instances in the news recently), which leads me to believe that Michael B Elvale is prejudiced against minorities and non-white immigrants in general. So, I interpret what he writes to not mean "to ship the alleged perpetrators back to Roxbury or Dorchester". Michael B Elvale can deny this all day, but his pattern of posting comments in Patch demonstrates otherwise, even though he's not that blatant about it.
Sarah F August 31, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Me too. The police keep arresting these people and the judges appointed by these liberal loons let them out. Gee, I can't understand why our cities have become so crime ridden.
Chris Caesar August 31, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Same thing (right Greg?). I spoke to the police today and it seems he had no record of any weapon being used in the police report, he thinks the cuts may have been from scratching or maybe some kind of other object. The male victim was hospitalized. Sounds like a jealousy thing.
Chris Caesar August 31, 2012 at 07:04 AM
The kid is a graduate of Malden High School. He's from Malden. Suggesting he was from outside of Malden based on his picture seems to have pretty racist implications to me. What other reason would you argue a Malden resident is not "from" Malden?
Chris Caesar August 31, 2012 at 07:05 AM
House burglary.
Chris Caesar August 31, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Yeah, I didn't think so.
Don't Judge!!! September 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
You all realize that Bacai wasn't the only one involved in this right? Yet everyone is hanging this kid out to dry. You know nothing of what lead up to this happening, granted the level it reached should not have happened. But the whole story isn't being reported here from beginning to end. Let me also say that some of the remarks and comments about where people live and how they are because of where they live are disgusting!!! Where you live doesn't make you a good or bad person.
Vera September 17, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Ivan Bacai is a good friend of mine. He is a very kind and intelligent kid. He's the kId that everyones mother loves. He speaks many dIfferent languages and I was suprIzed when he spoke full sentences to me In russIan! Yes he has gotten mixed up with the wrong people, I have told him many times to stop hanging out with idiots. People don't seem to understand that actions are circumstantial, there are reasons why these things happen. Court systems are no help, they get people trapped in a vicious cycles and make it nearly impossible for them to progress. I hope Ivans life will not be taken away completely. He is a good kid and deserves a chance to bounce back from this. Locking people up serves nothing positive in my opinion, and is just as if not more barbaric than hitting someone. How is wishing someone be put in a cage as punishment any worse than hitting someone?
Vera September 17, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Any better I mean.
Diana September 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM
It would appear that he was given a second chance after the alleged 2011 stabbing. Well, maybe a third, if we're counting the alleged 2007 assault and battery. He has a history of violent behavior, and at 23 he is certainly not a kid. The "reason" this happened is that your friend has a problem keeping his hands (and feet, and weapons) to himself. Locking him up serves the purpose of keeping him from harming people, which in my opinion is definitely a positive. While you're advising people to get better friends, I suggest you start with yourself.
whatsup September 17, 2012 at 01:30 PM
By 'intelligence' do you mean not having the faculty of reasoning and understanding,and not understanding hos own actions and getting mixed up with the wrong people and acting like a criminal? By 'kind' do you mean not beating up and hitting disabled people enough to send the person to a hospital? If that is the case than these type of 'intelligent and kind' people should be taken to the correctional facility to at least removed from society for some time to prevent him for hurting any more people.
kell March 06, 2013 at 05:12 PM
race has nuthing to do w/ this dnt make excuses for people to think were being racist jeeez


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