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Springfield man charged with chasing woman through Mattapan Square with an ice pick

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used an ice pick to menace a woman in Mattapan Square shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the woman ran into the Transit Police substation at the trolley station "frantically seeking help" after having been chased down River Street across from Blue Hill Avenue.

Police say officers located Gordon Billinghurst, 36, about a half mile north on Blue Hill Avenue, near Tennis Road, still in possession of "a tool with a wooden handle and a metal prong.: He was initially charged with assault with a dangerous weapon but officers added a charge of possession of a Class B drug after officers removed "twenty vials containing crack cocaine and cocaine residue" during booking.

Innocent, etc.

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Is the station staffed? I can never tell its like the Ashmont police sub station the blinds are always down.

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Crack is back. Not that it ever left, but as someone whose life was ruined from the 80s epidemic, my seasoned experience tells me that my observations says it's increasing again.

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First there was a guy with hammer going after an old man and now this guy with an ice pick. What is it with tools lately?

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??

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Mountain climbers.

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unless someone's going for the old "alpenstock" model.

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In the latest episode of Evil on Paramount +, a metal ice pick is a prominent prop they used.

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Mountain climbers? Where?

They might have crampons, an ice axe, ice screws, etc., but an ice pick?

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but people often use "ice pick" and "ice axe" interchangeably (and to be fair, part of an ice axe head is called a "pick"). See, for instance, a lot of the writing about the death of Trotsky.

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Was just having the conversation recently about the lack of ice picks. For something that used to be so commonplace, you don't see them much anymore, even at antique stores, old basements, etc. I guess the homicidal maniacs of the world have been hoarding them.

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