Boston Police report a disagreement between a couple of construction guys turned into a potentially nasty brawl that had to be broken up by co-workers.
Police say a welder at a construction site at 229 A St. in South Boston told another worker to stop walking near him because it was dangerous shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday. Police say the worker disregarded the instructions, one thing led to another and when the worker picked up a hammer and made threatening motions, the welder "commanded" him to put it down and fight like a man. Which he did. Then:
While fighting the suspect observed suspect #2 out of the corner of his eye grab a crow bar and lunge at him to strike him with it. The victim reported that he attempted to avoid being hit but was nevertheless hit in the rib cage with the crow bar.
Edison Gonzalez, 29, of Manchester, NH, and Serafin Rosario, 46, of Lawrence were both charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Also click on the link to read about an incident shortly before 4 p.m. at the Maxim Pharmacy, 1365 Dorchester Ave., that began as an armed robbery and ended in a laundry hamper, when a police SWAT team busted into an apartment at 11 Saxton St. and found the suspect in a "closet hiding in a plastic container covered with clothes."
Gerald T. Comerford, 20, of Whitman, now faces a pile of charges. In May, he was arrested in Hanson on charges of larceny at a Cumberland Farms and marijuana possession.