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Man arraigned on assault charge after attacking man moving furniture – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – A North End man was arraigned on assault and battery charges after assaulting a man who was moving a couch.

Assistant District Attorney Alexander Jones said Anthony Firicano, 53, assaulted an individual in a Salem Street residential building in the North End after complaining about noise related to the victim’s friend moving a couch on Aug. 20.

Jones said Firicano threatened to shoot and kill the two individuals before punching the victim in the face and pushing them down a flight of stairs, breaking multiple bones in the victim’s legs that required surgery.

According to Jones, Fieicano had a history of threatening people in the building and at nearby businesses, including threats to blow up buildings and to shoot and physically assault people.

In Firicano’s arraignment on Sept. 7, Judge Erika Reis set bail for Firicano at $1,000. The judge also ordered Firicano to stay away from the location of the incident, as well as from victims and witnesses.

Reis ordered Firicano, who works as a court officer at the Charlestown Division of Boston Municipal Court, to surrender all firearms and enroll in an anger management course.

“The fact that the person responsible is a court officer is deeply concerning,” District Attorney Kevin Hayden said. “The work of any law enforcement officer is to protect people, not endanger them.”

Firicano will return to court Oct. 7.

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