When the manager of Kings, 60 Seaport Blvd., asked Graham Atkinson to leave the establishment's bar around midnight on April 24, he became irate and punched her in the stomach - and then used an umbrella to smack a bouncer who came to her aid before fleeing, the bowling alley's lawyer and police said this morning.
As officers were responding to that call, they got another alert about a man standing in the middle of Northern Avenue, around the corner from Kings, tussling with EMTs, according to a police report, read at a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning. The hearing was called so Kings could answer a police citation for "patron on employee assault and battery."
The man, who turned out to be Atkinson, had been alternating between standing in traffic, flailing at cars and just lying down in the middle of the road, police said. EMTs, responding to another call, had to stop because he was blocking their way, and got out to see if he needed any help, police said. According to the police account of the incident, Atkinson shoved the two EMTs, then tried to get into the back of the ambulance.
When officers arrived at Northern Boulevard, Atkinson tried going after them as well, according to the report.
Atkinson was charged with assault and battery,assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on an EMT, and assault and battery on a police officer.
Kings attorney Dennis Quilty said the manager had decided it was time for Atkinson to leave because "just seemed to be off in a lot of different ways."
Police say Kings staff cooperated fully with police.
Both the manager and bouncer declined medical attention.
The board decides Thursday whether Kings could have prevented the incident and, if so, whether it deserves any punishment.