Boston Police report a homeless man busted his way into a Hammond Street dinner last night and was only subdued by guests and police after he managed to get into the knives in the kitchen.
Police say the drama began around 8 p.m. at 10 Hammond St., when Leonard Higginbottom knocked on the resident's door. When the resident looked through his peephole, he saw nobody in the hall, so he opened his door to see who might be there, police say.
Higginbottom, whom the resident used to occasionally allow into his apartment until "the arrangement did not work out and it [was made] clear to suspect he was no longer welcome," then burst inside and began shoving the resident:
When the four guests came to aid the victim, a struggle ensued. Officers did observe signs consistent with a struggle, overturned vases, broken glass, and a table knocked over. The victim stated to officers that the suspect successfully forced his way into the kitchen area, and then began throwing kitchen knives in their direction.
Higginbottom was charged with armed home invasion, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and armed-assault in a dwelling. The resident reported shoulder pain but declined medical attention.