Man’s alleged outburst injures Madonna fan

Madonna performed Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Madonna performed Tuesday night at the TD Garden.

A Wellesley woman had to be taken to a hospital to be treated for cuts on her face after a man smashed a beer tap at a Madonna concert on Tuesday night.

Jeffrey Jansen, 37, of Medford, was waiting in line behind the woman at a concession stand at the TD Garden and became impatient when she was served before him, said Jake Wark, spokesman for the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Jansen allegedly told the bartender, “If you take her first, I swear to God I will pound someone’s face in,” Wark said in a statement.


After the bartender served the 34-year-old woman first, Jansen screamed and hit the handle of the beer tap, Wark said.

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The handle broke off and hit the woman in the face, and she was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to be evaluated and treated, he said.

Jansen was arraigned on one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Boston Municipal Court Wednesday. The judge set bail at $500 and ordered Jansen to stay away from the victim and the TD Garden, Wark said.

Jansen is scheduled to reappear in court Oct. 4.

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