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.

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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