A Boston fugitive with a loaded gun in his pocket scuffled with officers who tried to arrest him during a traffic stop earlier this month, police said.
On May 6, Travis Windley, 26, of 31 Greenock St., Boston, was driving on Beacon Street in Brookline when he was stopped by police. His male passenger was not wearing a seat belt, police said.
Officers discovered Windley had a warrant and asked him to step out of his vehicle. He refused, police said. About two minutes later, he stepped out but was combative with officers trying to arrest him, police said. Officers said they had to resort to pushing him to the ground to handcuff him.
Windley was found to have a loaded handgun in his pocket the whole time, police said.
"Officers were dealing with a very dangerous subject, and a subject who may have attempted to use his firearm against officers if given a chance," police said in a statement.