Boston Police report a man with a knife got to within four feet of a police officer before dropping the weapon, outside TD Garden around 9:50 p.m. yesterday.
Police say the BPD sergeant had just pulled up to investigate a 911 call about a man with a folding knife threatening passing women and Garden security officers:
As the sergeant exited his cruiser, the suspect charged at him, screaming that he would kill the officer. The sergeant quickly drew his department issued firearm and ordered the suspect to drop the knife. The suspect complied and, with the assistance of other officers, the sergeant was able to place the suspect into custody.
Michael Garrick, 20, was charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and making threats.