BOSTON—A Medfield man accused of jumping the crowd control barriers and knocking a marathoner to the ground is not in the clear even though the runner has decided not to press charges.
Boston police say 20-year-old Brendan Quinn faces criminal charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing a public assembly for allegedly jumping the steel barriers and knocking over the woman during Monday's Boston Marathon so he could greet a friend running the race.
Police appealed for the woman to come forward. A department spokeswoman said Thursday she contacted police, but said she was unhurt and did not want to pursue the matter. Her name was not released.
Police say other runners helped the woman to her feet and she continued running.
It was not clear if Quinn had a lawyer.