Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Locate and Arrest Fugitive Wanted in Connection to Threats Made at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Locate and Arrest Fugitive from Justice Wanted in Connection to Threats Made at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC: At about 11:25am, on Monday, October 10, 2016, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a disturbance at a jewelry store in the area of 335 Washington Street in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to store employees who stated that an individual, who appeared to be of middle-eastern descent, entered the store and caused a disturbance. Specifically, store employees stated that a verbal altercation ensued after the individual refused to return jewelry that he had been inspecting at the jewelry counter. After reviewing in-store security footage, officers sent a picture of the individual to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center who then issued a city-wide bulletin to all BPD personnel to be on the look-out for the individual for identity purposes only. A short time later, the same individual was seen leaving a suspicious device on the steps of One Ashburton Place (McCormack Building) on Beacon Hill. Members of the Mass State Police responded to the scene and determined that the suspicious device was, in fact, a copy of the Koran which had been left outside the main entrance of the location. At about 2:30pm, Boston Police Officers from District A-1 (Downtown) received a call relative to an individual causing a disturbance at a shelter in the area of 33 Boylston St. On arrival, officers promptly observed an individual who matched the description of the individual seen causing the commotion at the jewelry story earlier in the day. A warrant check on the individual showed that that he was wanted by Metro Washington Airport Police for threats made at a ticket counter and, ensuing, assault and battery on a police officer at Reagan National Airport. As a result, 22-year-old Aziz Rehman Osmani was taken into custody by Boston Police Officers. Osmani to be arraigned as a fugitive from justice before his return to Washington, DC.