NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Boston PD: Man Held Lighter To Gas Pump, Threatened To Blow Up Station

View Comments
Boston Police (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Boston Police (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) — Police are investigating after a man held a lighter to a gas pump and said he was going to blow up a Southie gas station.

Police were called to the Mobile Gas Station on Monday afternoon as the man was walking away, down Mass Avenue. After searching the man, police found a lighter in the suspect’s pocket.

Officers brought the man back to the gas station and several witnesses identified him as the same person who had made the threats minutes earlier.

Police brought the man to the hospital for evaluation. There’s no word on whether he’ll face charges.

MORE LOCAL NEWS FROM CBS BOSTON

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus