Police arrest man accused of assaulting officer, hitting elderly pedestrian

Police arrested Tyson Delgado on Thursday.
Police arrested Tyson Delgado on Thursday. –Woburn Police Department

The Winthrop man wanted by Woburn police for allegedly assaulting an officer and injuring an elderly pedestrian while fleeing the scene of a theft was arrested Thusday afternoon in Boston.

Authorities said Tyson Delgado, 29, was found and arrested in Mattapan by Woburn, Boston, and Massachusetts State Police. State police said during the course of the investigation, it was determined Delgado was at a home in Boston and he was found there hiding under a bed.

“We’re very relieved,’’ Robert Rufo, Woburn Acting Police Chief, said during a press conference Thursday evening.

He said Delgado was found in the home of a relative and was cooperative during the arrest.


The search for Delgado began on Wednesday, after Woburn police said he assaulted an officer while being interviewed about a theft and then seriously injured a pedestrian as he fled from officers in a car. Police were called to a business in Woburn that wanted to report a theft. Delgado, a former employee, was “trying to make a deal’’ with the company to repay what he had allegedly taken, Rufo said.

Rufo and Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin described Delgado as a career criminal with a “lengthy violent criminal history.’’

Delgado was arrested on two warrants and faces multiple charges, including assault and battery on a police officer, failure to stop for a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 65, and armed robbery.

He will be arraigned in Woburn District Court on Friday.

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