Boston man with historical past of responsible convictions charged in Charles River alleged machete assault


A Boston man with a historical past of responsible convictions has been charged in a Charles River alleged machete assault, based on the Suffolk DA’s workplace.

Charles Selph, 62, a repeat violent offender, is accused of assaulting a 54-year-old man who advised police he had been attacked whereas sleeping beneath the Longfellow Bridge.

Mass State Police troopers responded to a name for an individual lined in blood on Storrow Drive beneath the Longfellow Bridge at round 10:15 p.m. on Could 23. The 54-year-old man was reportedly bleeding from a number of lacerations on the highest of his head.

After Selph allegedly attacked the sufferer, he ran onto Storrow Drive — the place motorists stopped and helped him. The sufferer supplied troopers with an outline of his alleged attacker, and Boston EMS transported him to Massachusetts Basic Hospital for remedy.

A motorist’s mobile phone video reportedly confirmed the sufferer pointing to a person beneath the Longfellow Bridge. The person seems to be holding an extended object in his hand.

Troopers additionally acquired video from the Charles/MGH MBTA station displaying a similarly-clothed man holding an extended steel object simply earlier than the reported time of the assault. A trooper acknowledged the person within the video as Selph.

Staties performed a canvass of the scene, and located in a grassy space close by a machete that matched the one held by the person within the video. Troopers additionally discovered a black backpack with a medical/hospital bracelet with Selph’s title and a prescription remedy bottle with Selph’s title.

Troopers sought a warrant for Selph, and he was arrested in Boston on Could 27. He was charged with one rely of assault and battery with a harmful weapon.

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