On August 1, 2021 at approximately 10:45AM Transit Police officers assigned to Operations at TPD-HQ, located at 240 Southampton Street, Roxbury observed a male, later identified as Michael Alemu, 26, of Boston, chasing another male with a sharp object in his hand in the front parking lot of TPD-HQ. Several officers immediately proceeded outside to investigate. Upon arrival the male being chased, the victim, appeared frightened and sought refuge behind the police officers. According to the victim Alemu approached him on Southampton Street and stated "I must stab you today". The victim stated he has no prior familiarity with Alemu and was in fear of his life.
Officers subsequently discovered Alemu had several warrants in existence for his arrest issued out of Leominster District Court for Shoplifting, Larceny Over 1,200 and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Alemu was placed into custody and will be additionally charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. Alemu was walked into TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.
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