By adamg on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:39pm
Transit Police officers met an inbound Orange Line train at State Street yesterday afternoon after a passenger called police to report a man in the train with an assault rifle.
The weapon turned out to be one of two paintball guns in duffel bags being carried by Joseph Driscoll, 41, of South Boston, Transit Police report, adding Driscoll also had fireworks with him.
Officers confiscated the fireworks, but didn't let Driscoll go, because he was wanted on warrants out of Quincy court on shoplifting and narcotics charges and out of Dorchester court on a narcotics charge, police say. He was taken to Transit Police headquarters on Southampton Street for booking on those charges.