Boston man arrested for assault at rowdy party

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department officers arrested a man on assault charges early Friday after responding to a report of a large party.

At about 2 a.m., on July 5, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park), E-5 (Roslindale/West Roxbury) and B-3 (Mattapan) took Joquentz Constant, 28, of Dorchester, into custody following a disturbance at 565 River Street.

Authorities arrived to find a sizable crowd and issued multiple warnings to disband to avoid arrests for disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly.

Amid the commotion, a shirtless man later identified as Constant, became verbally combative with the officers.

He was momentarily drawn back into an apartment by others before dashing toward Marcy Road and engaging in an altercation with an unidentified individual.

Police noticed Constant was armed with a knife and appeared to be attempting to stab another person.

After officers commanded him to drop the weapon, Constant threw the knife into a nearby empty yard on River Street, which officers subsequently retrieved.

Constant faces charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault, and Disorderly Conduct.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.

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