As a crime suspect tried to flee from a veteran Boston police officer, two Turner Construction workers stepped in to help the officer arrest the man.
According to the Boston PD, the suspect had allegedly committed larceny a few blocks away from Officer Edward Fleming spotted the suspect and followed him into the Prudential Mall. At that same time, Turner Construction workers Ned Flood and Robert Doyle noticed the officer chasing the suspect and followed them into the mall. When they noticed Officer Fleming was struggling to take the suspect into custody, the two men stepped in to bring him down, so Officer Fleming could arrest him.
According to the police, the suspect, who was not named, is a career criminal, who, at the time was also wanted on a few other warrants that were unrelated. After his arrest, he was charged with larceny.
Flood and Doyle were later honored by the Boston Police Department, for their heroics in the arrest. "These construction workers do a lot for this city and have always had a great relationship with our officers. We appreciate their support and the support of those from Boston Properties for their role in following up on this incident,” said Police Commissioner William Evans.
You can watch the video below and view the Boston PD’s press release from their Facebook page here.
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