Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in Downtown Crossing yesterday afternoon after the kid allegedly tried to end a fight between his crew and another group first by shaking up a can of soda and opening it up on them, throwing the can at them and then whipping out a folding knife and unfolding it in their direction.
Police say an argument between two groups around 6:30 p.m. on Washington Street near Bromfield Street - not far from where another group of teens set off fireworks about three hours earlier - turned stickily wet:
The victim stated that one of the juveniles took a soda, shook it up, opened the can, sprayed the contents all over them, then threw the can at them. The victim then stated that the male produced a folding knife, opened the knife, and brandished it at them. Officers were able to locate the group a short distance away and took the male into custody without incident.
The kid with the knife was charged with being delinquent by means of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - the shaken, opened, hurled soda can - and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police say.