BOSTON (CBS) — A man wanted for making threats at Reagan Airport in Washington, D.C. and assaulting a police officer was arrested in Boston Monday and will remain hospitalized for a mental evaluation.
Aziz Rahman Osmani, 22, appeared briefly in court Tuesday afternoon and is currently undergoing a competency evaluation.
In addition to the charges facing him out of Washington, Osmani faces a trespassing charge in Boston.
Boston Police said a series of concerning incidents led them to him on Monday.
First, they said Osmani got into an argument with employees at a jewelry store on Washington Street when he was looking at pieces of jewelry and then refused to return them.
Later, he was spotted leaving a suspicious package on the steps of the McCormack Building at 1 Ashburn Place on Beacon Hill, a state government building.
It turned out to be a Quran, the Muslim holy book.
The State Police bomb squad responded, and found that there was no threat.
On that same afternoon, police responded to a disturbance at a shelter, and recognized Osmani from security footage from the jewelry store.
Once he was in custody, police discovered Osmani had six warrants for his arrest out of Washington, D.C., some of which allege he made bomb threats.
In court Tuesday afternoon, a prosecutor told the judge Osmani was in a no trespassing zone when he was picked up.
A psychologist recommended he be sent to Bridgewater State Hospital, where he will remain for the rest of the month.
Osmani is expected to be back in court later Tuesday on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. After that, he will be arraigned and possibly held for transport to D.C.