BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects After Carjacking in Downtown Boston


At about 1:28 AM on Tuesday February 12, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a reported carjacking in the area of 290 Congress Street. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who stated that he was parked near the Chinatown gate on Surface Road when two male suspects entered his minivan and demanded cash. When the two men refused to exit the vehicle, the victim drove towards South Station on Atlantic Avenue in an attempt to locate police assistance. Upon arriving in the area, the victim exited his vehicle at which time one of the suspects got into the driver’s seat and sped away in an unknown direction. At about 4:17 AM, officers observed the stolen motor vehicle operating in the area of 103 Arch Street in Downtown Crossing. When the officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, the operator, later identified as Adrian Thompson, 53, of Dorchester, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. One officer pursued the fleeing suspect while a second officer removed and secured the front seat passenger, later identified as Mahad Ali Farah-Haji, 24, of Charlestown. After a brief foot pursuit, the operator was placed in custody in the area of 7 Winthrop Square. Both suspects will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Carjacking. Adrian Thompson will additionally be charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension and Resisting Arrest.