When a Boston man allegedly refused to observe social distancing pointers outdoors a financial institution, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at different folks in line, police mentioned.
Ricardio Pantojas, 40, is being charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public method, and assault and battery via a harmful weapon (gun), Boston police said in a news release.
Police have been referred to as to the world outdoors Residents Financial institution at 569 Washington St. round 12:48 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a struggle involving somebody with a firearm, in response to the discharge.
When officers arrived, the victims advised them that there had been a verbal altercation with one other buyer who “refused” to observe social distancing.
“When requested to maneuver away, the male suspect refusing to observe social distancing and cling to the road restrictions, brandished a firearm and pointed it within the path of the victims,” police mentioned. “Earlier than police arrived, the male suspect and a feminine confederate jumped right into a motorcar and fled the scene.”
An outline of the car was put out on police radio and a visitors cease was carried out close to 94 Whitfield St. Each folks have been ordered out of the car because of the suspected gun. Contained in the car, police allegedly discovered a loaded Bersa .360 semi-automatic handgun.
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