‘Like a movie’: Video shows group of Boston officers chasing knife-wielding man before using beanbag to subdue him – Boston News, Weather, Sports


BOSTON (WHDH) — Police used a round bean bag to subdue a knife-wielding man who was threatening people in the Back Bay section of Boston following a wild foot chase on Tuesday afternoon, reports officials said.

According to the Boston Police Department, officers responding to a report of a man threatening to harm people in the area of ​​Massachusetts and Huntington Avenues around 1:30 p.m. chased the suspect, pulled a bag of beans at him and have mastered it.

The suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Carmen Polito of Brockton, and a police officer were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Cellphone video taken at the scene by a bystander showed a large crowd of officers chasing Polito down Huntington Avenue before finally catching up and disarming him.

“It was like being in a movie,” said a witness. “I texted my friend and said, ‘I feel like I’m watching a movie scene in real life. “”

The area was cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape as detectives worked to collect evidence.

No other injuries were reported.

Polito was wanted on a Cambridge warrant on a number of charges, including assaulting a police officer. He is due to face trial on new charges stemming from Tuesday’s incident Wednesday.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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