Man Arrested on Helipad With Gun, Armor, Due in Court

An armed man who was wearing body armor on Boston University's helipad Saturday is expected to be in court Tuesday

A New Hampshire man police say was wearing body armor and carrying a handgun as he lingered near a Boston hospital's helicopter pad is heading to court.

Brad Clarke, of Pelham, New Hampshire, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges including trespassing and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police say the 41-year-old Clarke, holding binoculars, was approached by Boston University police Saturday as he stood near Boston Medical Center's helipad. When the officer asked "Can I help you," Clarke replied "Just enjoying my civil liberties."

After a struggle, Clarke was cuffed. Police say his pickup, which was parked next to the helipad's gate, had another gun, another bulletproof vest, marijuana and other items in it.

Clarke was held over the weekend. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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