UPDATE: POLICE ARREST SUSPECTS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH ASSAULT ON A 7 YEAR-OLD CHILD

On Tuesday, January 27, 2009, Boston Police issued a community alert seeking the public’s assistance in their efforts to locate two suspects wanted in connection with an assault on a 7 year-old child. Officers were seeking help in their efforts to locate and apprehend 28 year-old Richard Evans and 25 year-old Dawn Connolly.On Thursday, January 22, 2009 at about 10:33pm, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a report of an assault with a knife in the area of 300 Longwood Avenue. On arrival, officers spoke with a witness who stated that a 7 year-old child had been threatened with a knife. Today, on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, officers from the Barnstable Police Department located the above-mentioned suspects and took them into custody. The two suspects will be arraigned in Barnstable relative to arrest warrants issued out of Boston.