Boston police subdue suspect near Northeastern University

A knife-wielding man who ran down Huntington Avenue after allegedly trying to pull open car doors Monday afternoon was subdued by police.

The suspect is being identified by Boston police as 39-year-old Carmen Polito from Brockton, who has convictions for similar crimes in Cambridge. He was arrested at 1:29 p.m. in Back Bay.

The preliminary charges include two counts of assault using a dangerous weapon, a knife, police said. Further charges are possible and he will be brought before a court in Boston.

Video of the scene of eyewitnesses showed a tense scene with the suspect running down the street and confronting police – who used a beanbag chair to take the suspect down.

It all came to an end at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Mass Ave, near the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Northeastern University.

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