At about 1:54am, Saturday, January 22, 2011, officers were on patrol in the area of State and Broad Streets when officers were flagged down by several individuals stating that there was a white male lying on the ground unconscious in need of medical attention. According to witnesses, a fight had broken out between two groups. During the fight, several individuals witnessed the suspect kick the victim while he was already on the ground and appeared to have been rendered unconscious after taking a punch to the head. Officers were able to locate the suspect. The victim was transported to Mass General Hospital with serious injuries.
Officers arrested Tom Donahue, 22, of Boston and charged him with Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (foot).