BOSTON (WHDH) - A Lynn man caught with a replica gun was arrested Tuesday after a violent struggle with Boston police officers, officials said.
Officers responding to a report of a person stabbed in the area of 148 Stanwood St. in Dorchester spotted three people fleeing from the scene and frantically pointing toward a blue minivan that was driving through the area, according to Boston police.
A traffic stop was conducted after the people told police the man in the minivan had just threatened them with a gun.
Although the man initially refused to roll down his window or open his door, police say the officers entered into a violent struggle with him when he lunged for a firearm behind the front passenger seat.
The weapon was later determined to be a BB gun.
Eduardo Varanda, 25, was arrested on charges of failure to submit to a police officer and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
He was found to have no criminal connection to the report of a person stabbed.
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