Boston Police report they are looking for a runner they say was smashed into by a guy who wanted to run alongside a pal in Cleveland Circle, to aid them in their case against him.
Police say officers watched the guy jump over metal barriers on Chestnut Hill Avenue near Englewood Avenue around 2:20 p.m., then "violently" knock the runner down "in an effort to meet with a friend who was running in the marathon."
The crush of runners prevented officers from getting to the woman, whom police say was helped to her feet by other runners and then assisted in continuing toward Cleveland Circle. Police add officers were unable to see her bib number.
Police describe her as a a white woman, 35-40, with a slim build and dark hair and wearing dark running gear. If you know the bruised runner, or saw her getting knocked down, contact detectives at 617-343-4335.
In contrast, police say, they were able to catch up with the suspect, who will be summonsed to court to face charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing a public assembly.