Boston police report arrest during Red Sox celebration near Fenway Park
A 23-year-old Dorchester man who desperately wanted to celebrate the Red Sox victory early Sunday morning on Lansdowne Street instead ended up celebrating in a jail cell.
Boston police said they received one report of an arrest during the celebration after the Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers early Sunday to clinch the American League pennant.
The arrest took place about 12:30 p.m. by police officers working at Lansdowne and Ipswich streets near Fenway Park.
Police warned people to avoid gathering in Kenmore Square and at Fenway Park. To restrict access to the area, metal barriers were put in place to allow people to exit, but not enter, and police officers were stationed at various intersections.
“On serval occasions patrons tried to push past officers to enter onto Lansdowne Street,” said Officer Nicole Grant, a police spokeswoman. “One group of men continued to gather at the barriers, challenging offers as to why they couldn’t enter Lansdowne Street.”
Officers asked the group to leave several times and tried to redirect them around the park.
Grant said that officers saw one man, Eric Owens, allegedly jump over the barrier. He was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace.
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