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Boston Police Arrest 2 Men Downtown Carrying Brick Pieces, Baton And Knife

Boston police arrested two Dracut men just after 9 p.m. Monday night in an alleyway off Commercial Street downtown.

Police said one of the men was carrying brick pieces in his sweatshirt pocket, and the second man was carrying a baton and a knife, along with a full brick and brick particles. The men told officers they were urinating, according to a press release.

"The second male was taken into custody. Officers further located multiple bricks in the alleyway where the males were standing when officers happened upon them," police said.

Both men will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on possession of burglarious tools and indecent exposure charges, according to the release.

The arrests came one night after a predominately peaceful protest Sunday in response to police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A burst of property damage, looting and conflicts with officers ensued after the peaceful demonstrations ended.

Police Commissioner William Gross said 53 arrests were made and one summons was issued following the clashes, which largely occurred in Downtown Crossing.

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