Teen charged with assault leaps from Boston courthouse’s balcony


BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a teenager was severely injured when he apparently jumped from an indoor fourth-floor balcony at Boston’s courthouse Monday morning.

The teen apparently jumped from a balcony facing an inner atrium down to the first floor of the Boston Municipal Court.

The teenager was facing domestic assault charges in juvenile court but was not in custody. He had been released after his arrest and came to court Monday morning of his own accord.

State Police say in an email that the teen jumped from a balcony at the Edward W. Brooke courthouse. He was taken to a Boston hospital. The nature of his injuries was not immediately clear.

No additional information was released. State police are investigating.

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