Man videotaped assaulting dog at busy train station

Bowen's next court date is Nov. 22

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man is facing charges of animal cruelty after he was caught on video allegedly assaulting his dog at one of the region’s busiest train stations.

Transit police say witnesses taped 46-year-old John Bowen Monday night striking his dog with a closed fist, kneeling on the dog and lifting it off the ground by the leash while at Boston’s North Station.

Bowen was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday and held on $5,000 cash bail. His bail on an unrelated case out of Malden District Court was also revoked, prosecutors said.

Bowen’s next court date is Nov. 22. His attorney didn’t immediately comment.

Bowen’s 9-month-old Husky, meanwhile, is currently limping but stable. The dog, named Sarah, is undergoing a physical evaluation at a Boston animal shelter, prosecutors said.

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