BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Effort to ID Person Who May Have Been in the Area of Today’s Incident in South Boston: At about 8:20am, on Friday, January 20, 2017, members of the BPD’s Explosive Ordinance Unit responded to 101 West Broadway for a report of a police cruiser damaged by an incendiary device. On arrival, officers observed minor damage to a marked Boston Police cruiser. Additionally, officers observed and recovered evidence of what appeared to be an incendiary device that appeared to have been placed next to the police vehicle. Fortunately, no injuries were reported at the scene.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to this person’s identity (see photo) is asked to call detectives assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) at (617) 343-4742. Additionally, it is believed the person in question may have been operating a dark-colored Toyota (see photo). Lastly, investigators are asking anyone who may have taken any photos or video - be it in the form of a Dash-Cam or Go-Pro type device - between the hours of 8:00am - 8:30am to contact detectives.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are on call 24/7/365.