Friday, March 3, 2017

Boston man threatens victim w/hypodermic needle.

Shaun Goodwin
On March 2, 2017 at approximately 11:20AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Park Street station for a report of an Assault in Progress. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 26 year old male, who informed the officers of the following : he was approached by a male, later identified as Shaun Goodwin, 41, of Boston whom had harassed him in the past. Goodwin challenged the victim to a physical confrontation as the victim was purchasing a Charlie ticket. The victim attempted to walk away, at this time Goodwin removed a hypodermic needle from his pocket and threatened the victim with it. The victim fled and called police.

Goodwin, who was still on scene, was placed into custody for Assault by Means of Dangerous Weapon and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

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the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt