Boston Police arrest fugitive wanted in D.C.

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Police located and arrested a fugitive wanted in connection to threats made at Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C.

Aziz Rehman Osmani, 22, was taken into custody and will be held without bail and arraigned as a fugitive from justice.

The unintentional search began just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday, when State Police responded to a call for a disturbance at a jewelry store on Washington Street in Boston.

A short time after, an unattended item was placed outside a building at One Ashburton Place on Beacon Hill Monday.

Police identified in Beacon Hill security footage that the man who placed the package as the person in the jewelry store’s security footage.

The Beacon Hill footage showed a man leaving a copy of the Koran at the top of the steps outside an entrance and walking away.

A State Police Bomb Squad investigated the book, proving initial reports of wires protruding from the book to be false.

Later in the day, around 2:30 p.m., BPD were called to investigate an individual causing a disturbance at a shelter in the area of 33 Boylston Street.

Police found the individual at the shelter matched the description of the person in the jewelry store.

A warrant check showed Osmani was wanted by Metro Washington Airport Police for threats he made at a ticket counter and assault and battery on a police officer at Reagan National Airport.



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