A vigilant crew of Transit Police officers kept a suspect wanted for intent to murder from getting on the trains with the general public on Tuesday, and arrested him.
While continuing their fare evasion enforcement tactics, police arrested Terrance Cannon, 32, of Boston, for three outstanding warrants including armed assault with intent to murder, unarmed robbery and for driving an automobile without being licensed.
According to police reports, on August 21 around 6 p.m. an alert Transit Police officer conducting fare evasion enforcement sweeps at Downtown Crossing observed Cannon walking down the Tremont Street underpass to Downtown Crossing. The officer recognized Cannon from a “Wanted Poster” that had been issued by the Brookline Police Department on August 17.
Officers approached Cannon, who was holding an open pint-sized container of alcohol, according to reports. At first, Cannon provided a fake name and birth date to officers, but once his identity was confirmed, they realized he had several warrants out for his arrest, including intent to murder.
At the time of his arrest, Cannon was allegedly in possession of cocaine, according to police reports.
Cannon was transported to Transit Police headquarters where he was later booked. Cannon is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court for the cocaine possession charge sometime Wednesday and will later be transferred over to Brookline District Court for the armed assault with intent to murder charge, according to police.