Man arrested on multiple warrants, assaulting state trooper, Boston police officer
BOSTON (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police announced a man was arrested while evading multiple warrants for his arrest and for assaulting officers on Monday.
According to police, at about 7:50 a.m., a state trooper observed a man he knew had multiple warrants out for his arrest. When the trooper approached the man, identified as 27-year-old Joseph Russell, of Weymouth, who then fled on foot.
Officials said Russell ran down Atkinson Street and attempted to instigate an attack on the trooper and officer from the Boston Police Department who joined the pursuit.
The officers later caught up with Russel, who they said kicked and punched both of them in an unsuccessful attempt to continue resisting arrest.
Authorities said the state trooper suffered minor injuries during the pursuit and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
Russell was taken to the State Police Tunnels Barracks where he was booked on two outstanding warrants, both for drug offenses.
Russel, in addition to the two previous warrants is charged with assault and battery on a police officer and two counts of resisting arrest.
He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court later on Monday.