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Man charged with threatening to use blood-filled syringe to stab woman at South Station bus stop

A Randolph man with a criminal record going back more than 20 years threatened to stab a woman who didn't want to talk with him at a Silver Line bus stop on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Marquis Alexander, 32, was charged with assault with a hypodermic, possession of heroin, subsequent offense, and possession of a Class E drug, subsequent offense.

Boston Municipal Court Judge Jame Stanton set bail at $2,500, but revoked Alexander's bail on pending drug charges in Roxbury court, the DA's office says, adding he is being held at the Suffolk County jail.

According to the DA's office, a woman approached an MBTA officer at Atlantic Avenue and Essex Street around 1 p.m. to report a guy had just tried to stab her with a needle - and then she pointed at Alexander:

The woman said she was sitting in the Silver Line bus stop on Essex Street when Alexander asked her for the time but she did not respond. Alexander then said to her “I know I am on drugs, but you can still talk to me” and raised a hypodermic syringe and said “If I stab you with this needle full of blood.” The woman immediately fled the scene.

When the officer approached, Alexander appeared to be concealing an object the officer believed to be a hypodermic needle with his right hand in his sweatshirt pocket. The officer ordered Alexander to drop the needle. Alexander complied.

Police then searched Alexander and found two additional needles, "a silver gum wrapper containing a brown substance believed to be heroin," and a plastic bag believed to contain crushed narcotic pills.

The DA's office says Alexander has numerous convictions since 2003 for both drug distribution and various violent crimes, and was sentenced to three years in state prison in 2019 after being convicted of unarmed robbery.

The Roxbury charges for which he had his bail - of $250 - revoked, were for an incident on Feb. 28 at Boston Health Care for the Homeless, 780 Albany St., in which Boston Police arrested him for possession or Class A, Class B and Class C drugs with intent to distribute, according to court records.

Innocent, etc.



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this is why we choose bear. Because this guy believed that he deserves attention from a random stranger just because she's a woman.

We all have a story like this.

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This man has a serious antisocial personality disorder and/or mental illness, exasperated by substance abuse. And probably a pathetic childhood in a broken home.

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  1. It's "exacerbated"
  2. Nothing you say is a reason not to choose the bear
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but I am really confused about the bears things. Is that a typo for something?

EDIT: Oh! Just remembered the headline that was going around today. Yes. https://files.bitbang.social/media_attachments/files/112/410/831/043/223...

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"...this is why we choose bear."

Could someone please enlighten me on what this phrase means? This is the first time I've encountered it.

Back on Topic:

I wonder if you would be justified in pepper spraying someone who made a threat like that before you called the Police?

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He's 32 now. That means he's been in the system since age 12.
He needs to be kept away from the people in polite society.

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The bus stops along the silver line from Nubian station to South Station are notorious for addicts and intoxicated males who use the shelters to drink and use drugs. There is little or no police enforcement. Not sure whether this is an issue for BPD or TPD?

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I asked a BPD cop once to deal with a couple of brawling smokers at a covered bus stop with seating and he refused. Said he couldn’t be bothered so it wasn’t clear if he was refusing on the grounds that it was the T police’s patch or if he was just another arrogant lazy ass cop.

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That's horrifying, get this man off the streets and keep him under supervised care.

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