Transit Police report arresting a man they say was trying to stab somebody else in the parking lot of their Southampton Street headquarters on Sunday morning.
Police say officers inside the station looked out around 10:45 a.m. to see Michael Alemu, 26, "chasing another male with a sharp object in his hand" in the parking lot in front of the station.
Upon arrival the male being chased, the victim, appeared frightened and sought refuge behind the police officers. According to the victim Alemu approached him on Southampton Street and stated "I must stab you today". The victim stated he has no prior familiarity with Alemu and was in fear of his life.
Police say Alemu was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon - a large wooden compass with sharp metal rods protruding from it. He was already wanted on shoplifting, larceny and drug charges out of Leominster District Court, police add.