At about 3:15 PM, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for an officer in trouble at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Warren Street in Brighton.
Upon arrival, officers observed a large group of both male and female high school students involved in an altercation at the Green Line trolley stop. While attempting to break up the fight, officers were physically assaulted and attacked by both the male and female students. Suspect #1 tried to stop officers from dispersing the group by blocking and hindering their efforts to do so. As officers placed Suspect #1 under arrest, they were informed that Suspect #2 had instigated and started the altercation and was attempting to flee the area by train. As officers were in the process of removing Suspect #2 from the train platform, Suspect #2 pushed and punched officers all the while repeatedly shouting profanities at them as well.
Additional officers were dealing with a second large altercation where students again were attacking the responding officers. During the altercation, several officers were pushed to the ground. Once order was restored, officers were speaking with two victims who became visibly frightened upon seeing two individuals believed to have attacked and threatened them. According to the victims, Suspect #3 and Suspect #4 were in possession of knives and a gun. When officers approached the two suspects and demanded they take their hands out of their pockets, both suspects became verbally abusive and refused to comply. After another violent struggle, officers were able to handcuff the suspects and place them under arrest. Officers searched both suspects for weapons to no avail.
In all six juvenile suspects were arrested:
Two female suspects charged with Affray, Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.
A male suspect charged with Affray and Disorderly Conduct.
Two male suspects charged with Affray, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
A male suspect charged with Affray, Resisting Arrest, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.
All are expected to appear in Boston Juvenile Court.