Police Pull Carjacking Suspect From Water In Boston Harbor

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police officers arrested a suspect in a Chinatown Carjacking, but not after having to their feet wet.

Officers initially responded to reports of the carjacking at the area of 27 Beach Street in Chinatown this past Thursday. The victim told police he saw a man get into the driver's seat of his car and then tried to stop the man, but he drove off with the victim still clinging onto the car.

The victim ended up being dragged by the car for a short distance before he fell from the vehicle. The victim suffered multiple injuries as a result of the incident and need to be transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Later that day, Boston Police responded to a radio call that a person was in the Boston Harbor near the Love Joy Wharf. Officers removed the man from the water and he was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation of his injuries and psychological assessment.

While the man was in the hospital, detectives investigating the carjacking identified the man as the suspect involved in the incident. Earlier in the day, the Boston Regional Intelligence Center had been able to isolate a photo of the suspect from a traffic camera, which police used to identify the suspect.

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The man, only identified as a 36-year-old male, was arrested at the hospital and charged with carjacking and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily harm. He is set to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

Police did manage to recover the car stolen in the incident in the area near the Steriti Memorial Rink.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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