Boston Police report arresting three teens in two separate knife incidents yesterday, at the Downtown Crossing Macy's and near City Hall.
Police report having to respond to Macy's shortly after 5:30 p.m. when a group of alleged young hooligans causing a disturbance in the basement responded at first to a security guard telling them to knock it off by pummeling him with pillows but that one then decided to escalate by whipping out a knife and putting it up to the guard's stomach:
The security guard attempted to disarm the suspect, and he was punched multiple times, and was cut on his hand. The security guard, fearing for his safety, attempted to leave the area, and was pursued by two juvenile suspects. A second security guard tried to assist, and was also attacked by the juveniles who fled the store.
Officers were provided a description from Operations of the fleeing suspects. Officers immediately observed a suspect being chased by Transit Police Officers. Officers exited their cruiser and attempted to stop the suspect. A struggle ensued, and officers were able to place the suspect into handcuffs. As officers searched the suspect, they recovered a knife from his pants pocket.
As officers were placing the suspect into a marked cruiser for transport, they observed the second suspect in the immediate area. The second suspect was taken into custody without incident, and a knife was recovered from his waistband.
The guard was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries, police say. The kids, one 13, the other 15, were arrested on charges of being delinquent for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, police say.
About a half hour later, police report, officers responded to the Staples at 1 Washington Mall, between City Hall and the Old State House, where an employee told police a 15-year-old pulled a knife on her and then tried to kick his way into the store after she and other employees worked to keep the front door shut even as he tried to kick his way into the store.
The suspect walked in the front entrance of the store and kicked in one of the signs in the front entrance and also pushed the cart of one of the customers who was leaving the store. The victim stated that when she asked the suspect if everything is ok, he brandished a folding Knife at which time the victim immediately held the second door which gave access to the store shut. The suspect tried to pull the door open and started kicking the door. The victim stated that other employees at the store had to come help her hold the door shut so the victim would not get access to the store.
Police say officers found the teen in front of City Hall. He was arrested on a charge of being delinquent for assault with a dangerous weapon. Police add:
During the booking process it was discovered that the suspect had multiple open cases for ABDW knife. The suspect informed officers that as soon as he was released from police custody he would go right to the South Bay Mall.