A Charlestown court officer who lives on Salem Street in the North End grew so angry at noise from a man helping a friend move a couch that he punched the man in the face, then pushed him down the stairs, breaking multiple bones in his legs that required surgery to set, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
Before physically attacking the man, on Aug. 30, Anthony Firicano, 53, threatened to shoot and kill the two men, the DA's office alleges, adding this is not the first time Firicano has boiled over:
Firicano has a history of making threats to people in the building and at a nearby business. The threats have included blowing up buildings, shooting people and physically assaulting people.
Police records show the attack occurred around 7:20 pm. a couple doors in from Cross Street.
Firicano had bail set at $1,000 at his arraignment Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court, according to the DA's office, which says prosecutors had asked for bail of $15,000 on the charge of assault and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Firicano, a court officer at Charlestown Municipal Court, returns to BMC on Oct. 7. In addition to setting bail, Judge Erika Reis ordered Firicano to surrender any firearms, stay away from the scene of the crime and enroll in an anger-management course.