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Lyft Driver in Custody for Assault and Battery

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    Lyft Driver in Custody for Assault

    Police say that an adult male victim and an adult female victim stated that they had been involved in a "verbal and physical altercation" with a Lyft driver. (Published Monday, Nov. 27, 2017)

    At about 12:42 a.m. on Sunday, Boston police responded to a call about a fight that was happening around Clark and Hanover Streets in Boston.

    On arrival, the officers located an adult male victim and an adult female victim who stated to police that they had been involved in a "verbal in physical altercation" with a Lyft driver.

    According to reports, Jesse Colon, 45, of Boston, was working for the ride sharing service at the time of the incident.

    The dispute had started over money, then the victims stated that they had been dropped off in the area and called Colon after realizing they had left a personal item in the vehicle, according to officials.

    When the driver returned, the parties began to argue and that is when the driver allegedly brandished a metal pipe and threatened one of the victims.

    The suspect was placed in custody and is set to appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault and Battery and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

    Lyft issued the following statement:

    "These allegations are extremely concerning - the safety of the Lyft community is our number one priority. We have reached out to the passenger to offer our assistance and have deactivated the driver. We stand ready to assist with any police investigation."


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