CNA Staff, Oct 27, 2023 / 14:30 pm
Boston police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a woman and defacing a crucifix outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.
Michael Patzelt, 37, from Attleboro, was charged with assault and malicious destruction of property following his arrest, the Boston Police Department said in a press release.
Officers responded to a call for a “suspicious person” at the cathedral who allegedly knocked the headwear off of a female victim, police said.
Police said the suspect climbed up the crucifix and began to swing and hang from him, damaging it.