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Framingham Teen Charged With Damaging Boston Police Cruiser Arrested At New York Airport

A protester walks on a Boston Police SUV set fire on Tremont Street after a protest for racial justice near the Massachusetts State House on May 31. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A protester walks on a Boston Police SUV set fire on Tremont Street after a protest for racial justice near the Massachusetts State House on May 31. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A Massachusetts teenager suspected of setting fire to a Boston police cruiser and inciting a riot was caught trying to board an international flight to leave the country, law enforcement officials said.

The teen faced charges stemming from a May 31 demonstration in Boston following George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police.

He was taken into custody Friday on an outstanding warrant from Boston Municipal Court's juvenile division while trying to board a one-way international flight in New York, officials said.

Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk District Attorney's Office traveled to New York to take the suspect into custody.

The teen had previously been placed in custody on June 11 but was released. He's expected to be arraigned in Boston.

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