Thursday, May 5, 2014
Philip Chism has been accused of attacking a female guard at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services where he has been confined pending trial for the murder of Colleen Ritzer, his eighth grade math teacher.
WCVB is reporting:
Surveillance video captured Chism following the DYS employee into a locker room carrying an object that appeared to be a pencil.
He then allegedly began choking her, and as she started to scream he began to punch her, Anderson reported.
Chism has been transported to Boston Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.
UPDATE: The Boston Globe is reporting that Philip Chism has completed his stay at BMC and will be released today to the Department of Youth Services. They are not going to return him to the Dorchester facility. Instead, they are going to place him in a more secure facility.
The woman he assaulted has declined medical treatment, so she is apparently OK.
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