Transit Police report arresting a man for spraying painting graffiti that included the word "GANG" on the walls of the Copley Green Line station around 8:10 p.m. on Thursday.
Police say somebody who witnessed Jeremiah Springer, 22, of Roxbury busy tagging the station found an officer working a detail for the Orange Line bus diversion upstairs and alerted him.
Springer was walking way from the station and shaking a can of spray paint
Although the officer initially went after Springer for tagging, he then arrested him because it turned out he had numerous warrants out, from Boston Municipal Court, West Roxbury Municipal Court and Cambridge District Court, on charges that include assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, interfering with a police officer and witness intimidation, malicious destruction of property and larceny. Transit Police then added a tagging charge to the list.