Man smashes up D-4 Station; another man found shot on Columbus Ave.

One Boston man is under arrest this week after bashing up the lobby of the D-4 Police Station and diving into the restricted officer space – only to be quickly arrested by Boston Police inside that area.

Just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, the man entered the lobby of the D-4 Station in the South End and asked to use the phone, saying he had just been dropped off by a police seargent and ordered to make an important phone call. The officer behind the glass protective shield in the lobby didn’t recognize the name of the officer the man mentioned, so he went to the back to check if anyone else knew about the matter.

When that officer and another returned to get more information from the man, they found the man lifting a metal stanction and then throwing it into the glass shield at the desk.

The glass protective cover shattered and opened up a hole in the area where police normally take reports from citizens. The man then galloped full speed towards the open hole and dove head-first into the restricted police area.

Police were standing where the man landed and placed him under arrest.

The 56-year-old man from Boston was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Breaking and Entering, and Malicious Destruction of Property. He also had a warrant for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (4th Offense) out of Plymouth Superior Court.


Boston Police have arrested a Stoughton man they believe is responsible for shooting another man in the area of West Springfield Street just after midnight on Feb. 11.

The Stoughton man, 28, walked into the B-2 Station in Roxbury Tuesday morning and was placed under arrest for the shooting.

Around 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 11, police were called to the area of 590 Columbus Ave., which is the gas station on the corner of Columbus and Mass Avenue. The victim was found there upon arrival suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

It was believed he was shot about a block away near West Springfield Street and fled to the gas station.

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