SUDBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Sudbury man is facing several charges for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman he met on the popular dating app Tinder.
According to Sudbury Police Department, detectives responded Tuesday to Lahey Hospital in Burlington, where they investigated a report of "multiple violent and heinous offenses" against a female victim.
"Detectives learned the victim had been severely beaten while being held against her will at a Sudbury residence," SPD said. "Additionally, the suspect threatened to kill her and her child in trying to intimidate her from reporting circumstances to authorities."
As MassLive reports, District Attorney Marian Ryan's office said the victim had met the suspect on Tinder a week prior, and had gone to visit him at his house on Boston Post Road. He allegedly refused to let her leave for several hours, strangled and beat her before she was able to escape. SPD said the victim is recovering from the physical injuries she sustained.
Detectives identified the suspect as 28-year-old Peter Bozier of Sudbury, who was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop near his home. Officers said he was initially cooperative, but he turned "belligerent, uncooperative and violent."
SPD said several officers sustained scrapes, cuts and bruising, during numerous struggles and altercations with Bozier in the booking room and while securing him in a cell, but medical treatment was not necessary.
After he was assessed for a cut finger, SPD said Bozier began complaining of medical ailments and was twice transported to Emerson Hospital in Concord, where he was cleared both times by medical professionals.
He is facing nine counts in total, including Kidnapping, Strangulation, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Intimidation of a Witness, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Threats to Commit a Crime, and is being held at Framingham District Court pending a dangerousness hearing next week.
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