Violence erupted Sunday at a rally organized to introduce mayoral candidate Bill Walczak’s public safety plan, when a man ran into the crowd and struck several people.
“For a moment there it was pretty frightening,” said Darek Barcikowski, Walczak’s campaign manager.
Officer Katherine Shea, a police spokeswoman, said officers responded at 1:34 p.m. and spoke to witnesses who identified the suspect, whom she declined to name.
Police were able to quickly apprehend the suspect, and he was transported to Boston Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation, Shea said.
Barcikowski said residents told the campaign that the suspect was known around the area and is mentally ill.
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