6 teens charged in attack on cops serving warrant


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Two Boston police officers were hospitalized yesterday after they were cornered in a stairwell by at least six teens who “kicked, punched, and choked” them as the cops tried to arrest a family member on a warrant in Roxbury, 
police said.

At 11 a.m. yesterday, a male and female police 
officer went to Wayne Street to serve a probation warrant on Woobenson Morissett, 19, of Dorchester for defaulting on court 
appearances, police said.

Cops said they were initially told by Morissett’s family that he was not at home, but they were 
allowed to search the apartment.

The officers found Morissett in the apartment building’s rear stairwell, where police said Morissett attacked them, and while police were struggling with him, several of his relatives then poured out of two apartments and joined in the fight.

Numerous occupants (mostly the suspect’s family members) exited from Apt. #4 and Apt. #3, entered the stairwell and began 
assaulting the officers in an effort to free the suspect and prevent him from being arrested,” police stated in a report. “During the altercation, officers were kicked, punched and choked by 
numerous suspects.”

Cops used pepper spray to defend themselves and several officers raced to the scene to assist.

The two officers were taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It was unclear last night whether the officers were released or remained hospitalized.

Six teenagers arrested yesterday all were related to the man police were initially seeking, police said.

All seven suspects will be charged with assault and battery on a police officer resulting in injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.

Five of the teens were 
juveniles: a 17-year-old male, a 16-year-old fem-ale, a 15-year-old female, a 14-year-old female and a 13-year-old female, all of Dorchester. A sixth teen, Lorcen Morissett, 18, of Dorchester, also was charged with resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.

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