A Somerville man police say was shooting off fireworks on the Cambridge Street bridge around 4 p.m. yesterday now faces drug and weapons charges after Transit Police officers nabbed him at the neighboring T station, two Roman candles "protruding from his person."
Transit Police report arresting Charles Sally, 34, around 4:15 p.m. at the Sullivan Square T station, just as he was about to board a bus:
Officers observed Roman Candles protruding from his person and asked to speak with him. Officers recovered fireworks and an illegal double edged knife from Sally . At this point Sally fled and the officers pursued ultimately stopping Sally on Spice Street in Charlestown.
During booking on charges for illegal possession of fireworks and illegal possession of a dangerous weapon, police say, officers found "what they believed to be illicit street narcotics," so they added a charge of illegal possession of a controlled substance. Also, it turned out that Sally is wanted out of Wrentham District Court on a warrant charging witness intimidation, police say.