Teen arrested in connection to burning of Boston Police cruiser

Teen wanted for setting Boston Police cruiser on fire arrested in New York

BOSTON — The Boston Police Department announced that a young man suspected of burning a Boston Police cruiser was detained in New York.

Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office traveled to a juvenile detention center in New York to take in the suspect who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

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This stems from the events that took place in Boston on May 31, 2020.

The suspect was trying to board a one-way, international flight when authorities discovered the warrant issued from Boston Municipal Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Arson of a Motor Vehicle and Inciting a Riot.

The suspect had previously been placed in custody in June of 2020, by members of the Boston Police Fire Investigation Unit and the Framingham Police Department.

He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.

BPD detectives traveled to New York to arrest a suspect wanted in connection to the burning of a police car in May.
BPD detectives traveled to New York to arrest a suspect wanted in connection to the burning of a police car in May. (Boston Police)

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