Boston Police Arrest Male for Carrying a Knife During Rush Hour in Egleston Square
At about 5:46pm, on Thursday, February 16, 2012, the community service office supervisor from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) was attending a community meeting at 3037 Washington Street (Urban Edge Residents) and was alerted there was a person with a knife at 3050 Washington Street. Officer exited the meeting and observed the suspect walking in hurried manner carrying a large butcher knife.
Officer requested additional units to the scene and pursued the suspect on foot. Officer stated to the suspect, “Boston Police drop the knife.” The suspect did not comply with the officer’s request.
Due to the congestion in the area of Egleston Square and concern for the safety of others and his, the officer was forced to draw out his department issued weapon. Officer ordered the suspect repeatedly to drop his weapon. The suspect failed to comply again with officer’s orders and took a few steps toward the officer.
Additional units responded and demanded the suspect to drop the knife. The suspect complied with the request.
The male suspect, James Johnson, 42, of Roxbury, was arrested for Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried (Knife), and Disturbing the Peace.