Boston Police arrested a man accused of holding a CVS employee hostage and demanding she hand over painkillers.
Police say they responded to the CVS at 1249 Boylstron Street around 10:49 Sunday morning. Upon arrival, officers found Justin Morgan behind the pharmacy counter holding a hypodermic needle while threatening the employee.
Officers were able to handcuff the suspect when he stepped away from the victim.
Police found a pair of gold-colored brass knuckles on the suspect when searching him.
The victim told police that Morgan walked behind the pharmacy counter and told her he was a CVS employee, demanding to know where the painkillers were kept.
When the victim asked to see his work credentials, the suspect allegedly grabbed the victim by the back of her head and slammed her into the pharmacy counter.
At one point, the victim says the suspect picked up a bag of needles, threatening her.
A second CVS employee told police that the suspect also approached her, pushed her in the chest area with two hands and threatened to kill her.
Morgan was taken into custody, and during the booking process, police say he became verbally belligerent and physically abusive towards the officers. Morgan allegedly refused to cooperate, repeatedly trying to punch and kick the police. One officer was struck in the face during the incident.
Morgan, 20, of Boston, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles), armed robbery, kidnapping and assault and battery on a police officer.
Morgan will be arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court.
It's unclear if he has an attorney.