A man who didn't feel like leaving a Seaport bar at closing early one May morning now faces criminal charges - and is recovering from the wound he gave himself when he attacked the bouncer trying to get him to leave - a State Police trooper and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board today.
The incident happened around 2 a.m. on May 28 at Temazcal Tequila Cantina, 250 Seaport Blvd.
State Police Sgt. Edward Troy told the board he was patrolling the seaport area - much of which is under State Police jurisdiction because it's owned by Massport - when he heard and saw a man on the sidewalk yelling at the bar. Then, he said, he noticed the guy's left hand wrapped in a bloody towel, a "deep laceration" across his palm.
Troy said he asked the man what happened and he said he cut his palm falling. But further investigation showed that, in fact, the man responded to a request to leave at 2 a.m. by a glass as a weapon on the face of a bouncer. The bouncer needed eight stitches to close the gash the man opened up on the side of his face, a bar manager said.
The man was a arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
The manager said he immediately called 911 when he realized what was going on.
In addition to citing the bar for the fight, Troy and the BPD licensing unit also cited the bar for serving a minor because one of the two people with the glass wielder was not just intoxicated but was only 19.
A bar attorney, however, said there was no proof the woman was actually inside the bar that night, let alone served by it.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.