Three men who police say were involved in posting fliers promoting white supremacy in an East Boston neighborhood were arrested Friday night, a police spokesman said.
Matthew Wolf, 26, of Lowell, Christopher Hood, 20, of Malden, and Tylar Larson, 18, of Rochester, N.Y., are facing assault or weapons charges, police said Saturday.
They were apprehended around 9:45 p.m. by an officer who was patrolling the Winthrop Street area after posters supporting the white supremacy group Patriot Front were discovered in the area Thursday.
The officer tried to talk to the men, but they did not cooperate, according to a police statement.
Wolf was charged with assault and battery after he allegedly slapped an officer’s hand as Wolf went to take his ID from his wallet.
“While speaking with one of the members of the group, who was extremely uncooperative, the male removed his wallet from his pocket. However, when officers reached to obtain what they thought would be the male’s identification card, they were met by the male slapping the officer’s hand away,” police said in a statement.
Larson and Hood were arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. The weapon was not identified.
The three will be arraigned in East Boston District Court on Tuesday, police said.