5 teens have been arrested after they assaulted police officers who tried to break up a fight in downtown Boston


Five teens have been arrested after police officers trying to break up several fights in downtown Boston were beaten, kicked and choked on the street by the unruly group late Sunday night, officials said.

Officers responded to multiple reports of people actively fighting and causing disturbances in the Washington Street and Avery Street area around 11 p.m., issuing legal orders to the group to disperse but they refused, according to the Boston Police Department.

The large group continued to obstruct vehicular traffic and pedestrians in the surrounding streets. Officers observed one juvenile jumping on top of a car and beginning to stomp on the roof of the vehicle, the department said in a press release. “Officers attempted to break up several scuffles, and other juveniles began assaulting the officers.”

One officer was pushed to the ground and continuously beaten and kicked by the group, while another officer jumped and choked him, according to police.

More law enforcement agencies were called to the scene and the group was eventually subdued.

In total, five teenagers were placed under arrest. They are expected to be arraigned to juvenile court in Boston on the following charges:

  • A 13-year-old boy is charged with delinquency, willful destruction of property, and disorderly conduct

  • A 14-year-old boy was charged with delinquency of intelligence, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and altercation

  • A 14-year-old girl accused of delinquency and brawling

  • A 14-year-old boy was charged with misdemeanor intelligence, assault and battery on a police officer, disturbance of the peace, altercation, and resisting arrest

  • The 16-year-old girl is charged with delinquency in intelligence, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, altercation, disturbance of the peace, and resisting arrest.

The names of the events were not disclosed.

The arrests came after a The brawl at the AMC Theater on Boston Common led to the theater’s eviction.

And earlier in the day, AMC Theater in the South Bay He was evacuated after a major fight broke out between several juveniles.

Sunday was National Film Day. Where moviegoers can purchase tickets across the country for just $4.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates when more information becomes available.

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