Police Arrest Urinating Man, Wanted Fugitive In MBTA's Ashmont Station

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A wanted fugitive has been brought into custody, after he was allegedly caught urinating on the doors of an elevator at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Ashmont Station, early Sunday morning.

An officer on patrol was notified that a man was urinating outside an elevator at Ashmont Station, and when the officer instructed the man to stop, he allegedly ignored his command and continued urinating.

Police later identified the suspect to be 57-year-old Gerard Burton of Boston, a man wanted on multiple charges of assault.

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According to Transit Police, Burton had warrants for his arrest stemming from Middlesex Superior Court for several criminal charges including counts of Assault & Battery on a 60+/Disabled Person, Assault & Battery on a 60+/Disabled Person with Serious Injuries, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Intimidation of a Witness.

Burton was brought to the Transit Police Headquarters for the arrest booking process.

While in custody, TPD discovered that authorities in Rhode Island also had a warrant out for Burton’s arrest for fraud. R.I. officials confirmed they would seek to take custody through the Massachusetts court system.

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