Boston Police report arresting two of five men involved in a Tuesday afternoon slugfest in Charlestown, one of whom they say had a backpack with a loaded gun in it.
According to police, an off-duty officer spotted five guys duking it out at Main and Walker streets around 4:30 p.m.
As officers arrived on scene, they observed one suspect flee on foot while clutching a backpack close to his body. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect later identified as Joey Bosquet, 24, of Boston.
Bosquet began to violently flail his arms and kick at officers while spitting. Bosquet refused officers commands and resisted while squeezing the backpack with his legs.
A large group of people gathered and attempted to interfere as officers struggled for several minutes with Bosquet. Once officers controlled the scene, they recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson SW40V with one round in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine from the back pack.
Bosquet was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm (subsequent offense), unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, police say.
Police add officers arrested a second man, David Matson, 48, of Charlestown, after learning he was wanted on a warrant out of Quincy for cocaine possession.