BOSTON (WHDH) - A North End man was arraigned on assault and battery charges after assaulting a man who was moving a couch, according to officials.
Assistant District Attorney Alexander Jones said that on Aug. 30, Anthony Firicano, 53, allegedly complained about noise related to the victim’s friend moving a couch. Firicano threatened to shoot and kill the two people before punching the victim in the face and pushing him down a flight of stairs. The victim broke bones in his legs, which required surgery.
According to Jones, Firicano had a history of threatening people in the building and at nearby businesses, including threats to blow up buildings and to shoot and physically assault people.
In Firicano’s arraignment on Wednesday, Sept. 7, Judge Erika Reis set bail for Firicano at $1,000.
Reis ordered the suspect, who works as a court officer at the Charlestown Division of Boston Municipal Court, to surrender all firearms and enroll in an anger management course.
The judge also ordered Firicano to stay away from the location of the incident, as well as from victims and witnesses.
“The fact that the person responsible is a court officer is deeply concerning,” District Attorney Kevin Hayden said. “The work of any law enforcement officer is to protect people, not endanger them.”
Firicano will return to court Oct. 7.
(Copyright (c) 2022 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)