Police: Man Fights Taxi Driver, Police Officer on Tremont Street

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.

A California man was arrested in the South End on Saturday for allegedly fighting both a taxi driver and a police officer. 

A taxi driver flagged down an officer at about 2:38 a.m. on June 15, claiming that a customer had punched him in the head after he told the man to get out of the cab.

The cab driver identified the suspect as a man who was standing on the corner of Tremont Street and Hanson Street, police said. An officer then approached the suspect and asked him what had happened. Police said the man appeared to be intoxicated. The suspect then asked the officer for a lighter. When the officer asked again what had happened, the suspect turned and walked away.

When the officer followed and attempted to grab the suspect by the arm, the suspect reportedly tried to break free by striking the officer’s forearm and kicking him in the shins, police said.  According to the report, the suspect then threw a punch to the officer’s chest. The officer then took the suspect to the ground, where the two struggled until more officers arrived.

Officers arrested Miguel Aguirre of 515 Tullock Street, Bloomington, CA and charged him with assault and battery, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on an officer.

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