Knife-wielding man arrested, charged in Mass. Ave. incident

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Huntington Ave. intersection.

Shadows of the media with Boston Police standing on Huntington Avenue Boston blocked off with yellow crime tape. David L Ryan/Globe Staff

A man who allegedly wielded a knife on Massachusetts Avenue and was then subdued by police using a bean bag round is set to be arraigned on several charges Wednesday.

Carmen Polito, 39, of Brockton, is being charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one charge of resisting arrest, according to Boston police. His arraignment is planned for Boston Municipal Court.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection with Huntington Avenue, according to WCVB.

Police used a bean bag round, and then were able to take Polito into custody, the news station reported.


Polito was also wanted on two warrants from Cambridge; charges include willful and malicious damage of property, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon – knife, assault and battery on a police officer, and carrying a dangerous weapon – knife, according to WCVB.

One officer was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, WBZ reported.


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