Man Arrested at BU Medical Center for Disorderly Conduct

Boston Police arrested a Boston man for allegedly refusing to leave BU Medical Center early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a report of a discharged patient refusing to leave the BU Medical Center early on Saturday morning.

When police arrived at at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, they said they spoke with the recently discharged patient, who told officers that he wasn’t leaving without his shoes. Medical staff told the officers that Boston EMS had brought him to BUMC without any property or clothes with him.

The suspect began shouting after officers told him to leave the premises. Officers then escorted the man out of the Emergency Room. His shouting continued, which reportedly caused alarm to patients and hospital staffers alike.

Officers brought the man to the sidewalk and told him to leave. The man headed back towards the Emergency Room entry, demanding his shoes. Officers and hospital staffers offered the man some clothes, but the man refused.

When officers told the man to leave again, the man reportedly screamed in the face of the officer, prompting his arrest. As officers tried to arrest the suspect, he began swinging the officers.

Officers arrested Kenneth White of 17 Court Street and charged him with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. 

Information in this article was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not imply a conviction.


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