Boston Police report a generally peaceful First Night in the Back Bay and downtown, with four exceptions:
A guy from Upton was arrested at the Boylston Street Uno's around 6:20 p.m., when, upset at the restaurant's bag checking, declared he had "bombs" in his bag and then, when told by arriving Boston officers to stop making an ass out of himself or he'd be arrested, only started yelling louder and after that, when officers tried to cuff him, pulled out a knife.
Around 9 p.m., a guy from Dorchester was arrested on charges he smacked a woman in the face twice and then knocked her down on the Common in a successful attempt to get money out of her jacket. Police say they found the guy chilling outside the Chinatown T stop.
Around 11:50 p.m., a group of drunken yobs decided to challenge passersby on Boylston Street to fights, police say. When officers arrived, the small circle of friends decided to fight the law. The law won. An underage Holbrook ragamuffin was arrested after officers discovered his bottle of Hennessy, which he at first declined to hand over.
Around 2:35 a.m., officers in the area of Boylston and Tremont were alerted to a man waving a knife around. On the requisite pat search, police say, officers found a knife, brass knuckles and an assortment of blue and white pills on the man, from Berkley.