An Irishman who took offense to a German woman being in the Tam on St. Patrick's Day head butted her in the nose, sending her to the hospital and the bar to the Boston Licensing Board.
Police say the bouncer was attempting to break up a fight between two or three men when one of them whipped out a knife and stabbed the bouncer in the arm and stomach. Police say he managed to get himself to nearby Tufts Medical Center - where two other men went after also being stabbed, one in the face, arm, chest and back.
Police are looking for two suspects, both black men, between 20 and 30. One wore a yellow shirt, the other a plaid shirt.
The following video was recorded by Douglas Bennett of Dorchester. You can follow Bennett on twitter @bostonpolitics
The video that you see is of Downtown Boston during the lockdown. This area is Chinatown's most northern border.
Boston Police report people coming out of the clubs on Warrenton Street this morning didn't want to go quietly into the good night.
Instead, police say, the "boisterous and uncooperative" crowd milled about the parking lot there as five arguing women began fighting with each other:
Several officers from surrounding districts arrived on scene in an attempt to control the rowdy crowd. Officers had to draw non-lethal weapons (OC spray and batons) in efforts to disperse the crowd of combatants.
EMS responded on scene and treated individuals for OC Spray exposure.
A Dorchester woman was arrested on a charge of affray, while three women, from Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were charged not only with affray but with resisting arrest and being disorderly persons. A Randolph man found himself locked up on a charge of, yes, affray, as well as being a disorderly person, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.
Go to the front of the outbound Orange Line station at Chinatown and you'll see these mysterious tunnel entrances just past the end of the station, where the tracks curve on the way to Tufts Medical Center.
What strange wonders lie on the other side of this gateway?
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A stripper who reported two days early to her new job at the Glass Slipper on Lagrange Street never got a chance to strut her stuff. Instead, she wound up under arrest after a bruising battle with a waitress that left both with cuts and the club having to answer to the Boston Licensing Board.
Transit Police report arresting a Beverly man last night after he allegedly offered to pay an undercover officer $40 for what police call "oral copulation."
Police say the officer was on the inbound Orange Line platform around 6 p.m. when Handell Liburd, 33, approached her and began to chat with her:
Liburd eventually directed the conversation to the topic of making money and inquired if the UC police officer was interested in earning some US Currency. Liburd then bluntly offered the female UC officer 40.00 dollars to perform oral copulation on him.
Nearby officers then swooped in and arrested him on a charge of soliciting sex for a fee.
Boston Police report a man walking along Lincoln Street around 1:45 a.m. was set upon by a group of men, who stabbed him and then jumped into two cars.
Police say the man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but that he is expected to survive.
A short while later, police say, officers stopped a car matching one of the victim's descriptions:
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a state trooper will get his day in court to make the case that two Boston detectives libeled him in a report on overcrowding at a nightclub where he sometimes moonlighted as a DJ.
In its ruling, which overturns a lower court's ruling against Trooper Anthony Dear, the court said a report by detectives John Devaney and Kevin McGill of the BPD licensing division did not have "absolute immunity" against a defamation claim.
Sgalla watched a kid waiting for a school bus on Kneeland Street this morning makes some snowy Valentine's Day hearts.
After plowing into a car in Chinatown Saturday evening, Timothy Davidson sped off on the Expressway, stopped at a South End gas station, then, when police approached, fell out of his rented box truck, cracked his head on the pavement and fell asleep, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Davidson, whose OUI convictions date back to 1980, was then placed under arrest on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol as a fifth or subsequent offense, operating after suspension, and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. He won't have the chance to try for an eleven-peat for at least the next couple of days - Boston Municipal Court Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons agreed with prosecutors to hold him without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.
MBTA Transit Police report an Orange Line rider engrossed in a game on his iPhone 4 failed to notice the guy who was about to snatch it out of his hands as the train pulled into Tufts Medical Center around 12:20 p.m.
However, police say:
The victim gave chase, following Isiah Cooper out onto Washington Street. The victim was yelling for passersby to stop Cooper. Several security guards from Tufts Medical Center happened to be posted in front of the hospital and were able to stop and detain Cooper til arrival of Transit Police.
Cooper, 25, of Jamaica Plain, was charged with unarmed robbery. The victim's iPhone was recovered, police add.
A customer at a LaGrange Street strip club faces arraignment on larceny charges after he allegedly refused to pay a $770 bill early this morning.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Charles Dirac, 27, "grew belligerent" when given his bill at Centerfolds. A bouncer told the detail cop who placed him under arrest that he'd been "upstairs," where customers can pay extra for private viewings.
Boston Police report a teller at the Bank of America branch at 157 Stuart St. this morning simply refused to hand over any money to a guy who'd just given her a note reading "YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT GIVE ME ALL THE $100'S AND $50'S COUNT IT OUT IN FRONT OF ME."
When she then walked away from the man - described as a white guy with "bad teeth" - he did likewise and slunk out.
Boston Police are scouring the downtown area looking for an older white guy in a blue scally cap and a gray sweatshirt who held up Amazing Express, 57 Stuart St., around 6:40 p.m. Initial reports were that the man had a gun, but he may just have made motions under his clothes like he did.
Stanley Staco reports that around 3:10 a.m., multiple shots were fired from an SUV on Essex Street near the I-93 ramp. Not long after, the victim showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room.
MBTA Transit Police and EMTs converged on the Chinatown stop on the Orange Line around 4:30 p.m. after a man was stabbed in the upper torso on the inbound platform. A train that left the station shortly before police were notified of the stabbing was being held at Downtown Crossing, but one possible suspect was in custody.
UPDATE: MBTA Transit Police report Anthony Bonner, 25, of Roxbury, and Joseph Jones, 19, were busy arguing with each other when Bonner attempted to end the discussion by stabbing Jones. Police say Bonner was still on the platform when officers arrived and that they arrested him on a charge of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Jones was transported to a local hospital - and was himself then arrested on a charge of witness intimidation.
At the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line.
A man released on $250 bail for his fourth drug-trafficking conviction because the drugs in the case were tested by alleged disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan was back in court today after prosecutors said undercover officers bought some crack off him near Tufts Medical Center on Saturday.
Louis Anthony Williams, 30, of Roxbury was ordered held on $15,000 bail on the new charge - and had his bail on a previous case revoked - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Williams had been released Oct. 22 during a hearing on a 2011 coke-distribution conviction. According to the DA's office:
A clarion call for the confused comes from a concerned citizen about the closeness of a trash receptacle to a mailbox on Beach Street in Chinatown:
People accidentally put mail into it and cannot get it back. Or dump trash into mail box. Please move it away from mail box.
Silver Line riders aren't trash.