Two people are facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a Quincy District Court officer in what police are describing as an apparent road rage incident.
According to police, Oscar Anderson, of Quincy, was driving northbound on Adams Street Wednesday when he steered to the right side of the road. Another driver, identified as a court officer who had been out on a lunch break, swerved left to avoid crashing into Anderson and continued driving.
When both cars were stopped at a traffic light on Hancock Street, police say Anderson approached the other driver with a baseball bat yellling that he almost hit his car.
According to police, the officer wrestled Anderson to the ground and put him in a headlock before Anderson's girlfriend, Janaya Ward, 20, of Quincy, who was a passenger joined the fight. According to police, Ward punched the officer, and hit him with a boot and the bottom of a car seat.
The defense attorney for Ward said she was trying to defend her boyfriend.
The officer got in his car and drove back to Quincy District Court where he met with police and identified the pair. They were both arrested a short time later.
Anderson and Ward are facing multiple charges including assault and battery. Anderson was held without bail. Ward was released on her own recognizance. Both will return to court later this month.