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Man who allegedly fell through ceiling at Logan is held without bail

Cameron Shenk is facing charges including mayhem, attempted murder, and assault and battery on a police officer.Nancy Lane/Pool/Pool

The man who is accused of crashing naked through the ceiling of a women’s restroom at Logan International Airport on Saturday and then assaulting a bystander was ordered held without bail Wednesday pending a dangerousness hearing, authorities said.

Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston was arraigned Wednesday just before noon in the Wang Ambulatory Care Center of Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is being treated for injuries sustained in the fall, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Shenk is charged with mayhem, attempted murder, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious destruction of property following Saturday’s events, Wark said.


A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf, and he was ordered held “until Monday pending a hearing to determine whether he is too dangerous to be released on bail,” Wark said.

Just before noon on Saturday, a woman using the restroom in Logan Airport’s Terminal C reported that a naked man, later identified as Shenk, fell through the ceiling in the stall area and then fled the restroom, according to Dave Procopio, a State Police spokesman.

Upon exiting the restroom, Shenk encountered an 84-year-old man who he bit on the ear and attempted to choke using the man’s cane, Procopio said.

Shenk was apprehended by State Police following a brief struggle, Procopio said.

One trooper sustained minor injuries that required medical treatment. The elderly man was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor ear injuries and was released later Saturday night, Procopio said.

Shenk is a student at the Harvard University Extension School, an institution independent of Harvard College, spokeswoman Anna Cowenhoven said. He is in the process of earning a bachelor of liberal arts degree in extension studies, she said.


Monday’s dangerousness hearing is set for East Boston Municipal Court, Wark said.

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