Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds on charges they jumped and stomped a man in front of the Steps on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing and left him bruised and bleeding as they and their pals ran away - except for the one who pedaled away on a Bluebike - around 8:15 p.m. on Monday.
Police say the man was "randomly attacked" by a group of teens. Responding officers soon spotted the kid on the Bluebike heading toward them, but:
As officers attempted to stop the suspect, he dismounted from the blue bike and pushed it at officers. The suspect fled from officers and a foot pursuit ensued. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect and place him into handcuffs.
Other officers were able to stop two more juvenile suspects who were involved in the assault. They were placed into handcuffs without incident.
EMTs treated the victim at the scene; he declined further medical attention.
The three were charged with being delinquent by means of assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon (shod foot) and affray, police say.