A group of seven descended on a man and woman walking in Downtown Crossing Friday night and stopped beating the man only when they heard police sirens approaching, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The attack came just two days after a group of 20 went on a robbery and beating spree downtown.
Three men - Ayanle Mohamed, 24, of Charlestown, Liban Dualle, 21, of Roxbury, and Nur Herson, 23, of Roxbury, were arraigned today on charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct. Mohamed was also arraigned on charges of Class B and D drugs. A 17-year-old from Dorchester was arraigned in juvenile court yesterday, the DA's office reports. Three other people remain at large.
According to the DA's office, drug cops were at Tremont and Bromfield streets when they sawy a man and woman approached by six males and one female:
One of the males, later identified as Dualle, approached the male victim, and police saw the man wave Dualle away. Dualle responded by punching the victim in the face, prosecutors said. The woman attempted to help the victim but was pushed away by a member of the group, and every member of the group took part in an assault on the man in the middle of Bromfield Street during which the female was seen kicking the victim. The assault ended and the group dispersed only as they heard sirens in the area as police rushed to respond.
Police were able to apprehend Mohamed and Hersi as the group fled.
Dualle and a 17-year-old female were spotted by police outside the State Street T station, where police heard the juvenile tell Dualle, “You got him good,” prosecutors said. As police attempted to take the two into custody, Dualle began flailing his arms, screaming obscenities, and reached his hands to his waist while refusing commands by police to keep his hands visible, prosecutors said. Fearing for officer safety, police brought Dualle to the ground in order to place him in handcuffs.
During booking, officers discovered a bag of cocaine in Mohamed’s change pocket and marijuana in his sock, prosecutors said.
Unfortunately for police, the victims fled the area as well.
According to the DA's office, Dualle won't be getting out of jail soon even if he makes his $15,000 bail - Boston Municipal Court Judge Michael Coyne revoked his bail on four open cases out of the same court dating to 2012 of trespassing, distibuting marijuana. Mohamed's bail was set at $10,00 and Hersi's at $30,000. The minor female was given bail of $25,000.