Police: Fentanyl trafficker nabbed following violent struggle outside Boston garage

BOSTON (WHDH) - An alleged fentanyl trafficker was arrested after engaging state police officers in a violent struggle near Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston Monday night.

Members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Route 9 in Boston around 7:30 p.m. but the suspect fled the scene and led police on a brief chase, according to state police.

Troopers caught up with the man inside a nearby parking garage on Longwood Avenue and attempted to take him into custody.

That is when the suspect, whose name has not been released, allegedly attacked the officers in an attempt to avoid capture.

Police said he was eventually subdued and is facing several charges including, fentanyl trafficking and assault and battery on a police officer.

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