Report: Man with meat cleaver taken into custody outside Boston courthouse

BOSTON (WWLP-AP) – Police took a man into custody outside the federal courthouse where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to death.

A Boston police spokeswoman told the Associated Press the man has been detained for questioning. She says he also did not have registration plates on the vehicle.

She says officers searched the car and recovered an object she did not specify, citing the ongoing investigation. A police officer in the area was seen holding a meat cleaver.

The man was taken away in handcuffs.

NBC affiliate WHDH-TV in Boston reports that police allegedly found the meat cleaver, as well as scissors and tape in the man’s car.

Stay with 22News and WWLP.com for the latest information.

A police officer walking away with a meat cleaver outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being sentenced to death. Image Courtesy: WHDH-TV
A police officer walking away with a meat cleaver outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being sentenced to death. Image Courtesy: WHDH-TV

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