We wanted to make our community aware of an incident this afternoon that generated media attention. A 28-year-old Dorchester man and a 25-year-old Lynn woman were arrested today after the Cambridge Police responded to Harvard Square for a report of a person with a gun. The call was initially received at approximately 3:20 p.m. in the area of 36 JFK Street/The Garage. A man reportedly lifted his shirt and showed a gun, which was located in his waistband, to a group of men following a verbal altercation.
A search of the area was conducted and a suspect matching the description provided by the reporting party was quickly located by Officers in the area of the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Central Square (598 Massachusetts Avenue). Chayanne Velazquez, 28, Dorchester, was taken into custody by Cambridge Police Officers. A second suspect who was with Velazquez – Stephanie Ford, 25, Lynn — was also taken into custody after a gun was located inside her backpack. The gun was recovered and taken into custody. Velazquez was arrested for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Carrying a Firearm without a License. Ford was arrested for Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.
Strong work by our Officers!