Suspect Arrested for Throwing Bricks at Officer's Cruiser


At about 8:15 AM this morning, Thursday, December 22, 2016, while responding to a radio call an officer from District D-4 (South End) came under attack by an unknown male in the area of 10 Reynolds Way in the South End.

While driving in her cruiser, an officer heard a loud bang on the back window of her cruiser. The officer observed an unknown male near the rear of the vehicle. When the officer pulled a U-turn to investigate, the male, now holding a brick, threw the brick at the windshield of the vehicle. A second officer who had observed the attack, moved in behind the suspect and was able to apprehend him from behind. During the apprehension, the second officer suffered minor injuries. The suspect, 24-year-old Jonathan Andujar of Boston, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon on a Police Officer and Malicious Destruction of Property. The suspect’s motive is unknown at this time.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “These are the types of incidents that my officers deal with on a daily basis. Even with all the training and preparation that we undergo, no one can fully be prepared for these unprovoked and unwarranted attacks. I’m proud that these officers were able to deescalate the situation quickly, but I'm disappointed that this individual put them in a position that jeopardized their safety and the community's."