Boston Police report arresting a local man they say used a wooden drumstick as a weapon during robberies in the area of Tremont and Winter streets early this morning.
Police say officers responded to the area around 1:30 a.m. on reports that a man "had threatened to physically assault several people with a wooden drumstick while demanding they hand over their cellphone’s and cash."
Police say officers soon found Schuyler Redd, 35, a couple blocks away, at Avenue de Lafayette and Harrison Avenue Extension.
Upon officer approach, the suspect was observed dropping a wooden drumstick to the ground along with a cell phone before attempting to flee on foot.
Police say the officers managed to return stolen phones and cash to their owners. Redd was charged with armed robbery, police say.