Boston police are investigating an alleged violent assault on a 20-year-old musician outside South Station
The incident, which was captured on video by witnesses and has been widely shared on social media, happened near Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street.
Family and friends of Adam Neufell tell Boston 25 that he was knocked unconscious and sustained serious injuries. Neufell was taken to the emergency room at Tufts Medical Center by ambulance, where he was treated for a broken nose and a concussion.
Neufell and his girlfriend Celia Joseph spent some time walking around town Thursday night. The alleged assault happened just after midnight Friday morning when they tried to get home after losing a train.
A witness pulled over and shared a video with Neufell’s girlfriend after the incident. It shows several young men attacking Neufell before running back to a waiting SUV.
The video also shows the make and model of the SUV and a Massachusetts license plate. Boston 25 has blurred the faces of the people in the group and the Massachusetts license plate on the SUV they were sitting in because no charges have been filed at this time.
Neufell’s family says young men approached the couple from inside the SUV as they were walking near MBTA’s South Station, shouting something at Adam about his long hair and making other derogatory comments.
The victim’s family says the videos that have been circulating on social media show the group of young men overthrowing Nuefell. The videos also show the group hitting and kicking Nuefell while he is on the ground. When his girlfriend, Celia Joseph, tried to step in, the group ran back to that SUV and left the place. The family tells Boston 25 that they are grateful that an anonymous witness on the scene “airdropped” one of the videos to Celia Joseph’s cell phone before leaving the scene.
The couple had missed the last train out of town, waiting for Joseph’s parents to arrive and pick them up.
Neufell is the drummer for a well-known local band called “Young Other” and recently returned from playing at the “Welcome to Rockville” festival at Daytona Speedway down in Florida. The family is worried about how quickly Adam will recover and get back to playing and touring again.
Boston Police say no one has been arrested and they interviewed the victim when they arrived at the scene. The attack is being investigated as an assault and battery.
A spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu told Boston 25 News that “Violence has absolutely no place in the city of Boston. Boston Police are actively investigating the situation.”
This is a development story. Check back for updates when more information becomes available.
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