Boston police and fire departments team up to nab break-in suspect

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department (BPD) officers, with the assistance of the Boston Fire Department (BFD), arrested a man on multiple charges including breaking and entering in the downtown area early Monday morning.

At about 1:41 a.m., on Feb. 26, officers from District A-1 responded to a report of a break-in at 175 Federal Street.

Upon arrival, they discovered a shattered glass window and promptly established a perimeter to secure the scene.

A K-9 unit was called in for support.

The suspect, identified as 44-year-old Antoine Washington of Boston, had reportedly barricaded himself inside a storage closet within the building.

BPD officers collaborated with BFD personnel to gain forced entry into the closet.

Washington was found inside and was immediately handcuffed without further incident.

During the ensuing investigation, authorities learned that Washington also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued by the city of Philadelphia.

Washington is now facing charges for breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, breaking into a depository, destruction of property over $1,200, and being a fugitive from justice.

He is scheduled for arraignment at Boston Municipal Court.

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