PD: Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of Boston's Cask 'n Flagon - NECN

PD: Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of Boston's Cask 'n Flagon

During the incident, the suspect allegedly fired a single shot, which did not strike either victim or cause any injuries.

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    PD: Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of Boston's Cask 'n Flagon

    Boston police say they have arrested a man suspected of robbing the Cask 'n Flagon at gunpoint early Sunday morning.

    According to police, officers responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 62 Brookline Avenue in Boston just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

    Officers were told that a male suspect had gained entry to the Cask 'n Flagon after hours and threatened two employees with a firearm while demanding cash, police said.

    During the incident, the suspect allegedly fired a single shot, which did not strike either victim or cause any injuries.

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    The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

    Officers who were en route to the scene saw a man who matched the suspect description walking in the area of 686 Newbury Street. They stopped their vehicle and called out to the man. As they approached him, officers noticed the suspect kept his right hand tightly inside his jacket pocket despite their commands to do otherwise.

    Officers gained control of his right hand and safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber Cobra handgun from inside his coat pocket.

    The suspect was placed into custody without incident after being positively identified, police said. The suspect is Leonard Payne, 54, of Hyde Park.

    Investigators are continuing to locate the stolen money.

    Payne will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, armed and masked robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm with three prior violent or drug crimes and armed kidnapping.

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    It is unclear whether Payne has an attorney.

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