Boston police say seven teens attacked two officers who were trying to arrest one of them Monday in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood, an accusation one of the arrested teens told NECN was “a lie."
Woobenson Morisset, 19, and Lorcien Morisset, 18, both from Dorchester, were arrested after police say they "kicked, punched and choked" two officers, a man and a woman, as they tried to arrest the older teen on a warrant. The teens were both arraigned Tuesday.
Police say a 17-year-old boy and four girls between the ages of 13 and 16 also joined in the alleged attack at a home on Wayne Street.
Lorcien Morisset denied the accusation that he and his relatives had attacked the officers.
"That's a lie," he told NECN. "We didn't touch them."
"They took us — me, my sister and cousins, plus my brother," he added.
Police said at a press conference that the officers were treated and released from a hospital.