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Suspicious behavior in Boston hotel leads to arrest

By Vaseline May30,2024

BOSTON – Wednesday, May 29 at approximately 8:11 p.m., officers assigned to A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to a report of a bomb threat at the Liberty Hotel Boston, located at 215 Charles Street.

Upon arrival, officers met with several hotel staff members who stated that a man approached a patron of the hotel lobby bar and made a statement that put all patrons of the hotel bar in fear for their safety.

Officers located the patron who reported the threat to staff, and she informed officers that the threat was communicated after she attempted to initiate a casual conversation with the suspect about his dog.

The patron stated that she asked the suspect if his dog was trained in anything, and he replied, “I have a bomb in my suitcase.” Fearing for her safety, the patron immediately reported the threat to hotel staff.

Officers immediately started an investigation into the description and whereabouts of the suspect and, after conversations with several witnesses, were able to obtain an accurate description of the suspect and the suitcase in his possession.

One witness last saw the suspect several minutes before officers arrived, possibly with a large brown suitcase in a hotel room.

With the cooperation of hotel staff, officers were able to identify the hotel room the suspect had booked and may have been in, so they began approaching the room.

Officers were able to locate the suspect in the room and he was arrested after being positively identified by officers and several witnesses.

After the suspect was taken into custody, members of the Boston Police Department cleared the hotel room with negative findings of explosives or something dangerous, confirming that the suspect’s claims were false.

The suspect was identified as Mark DiPaolo, a 62-year-old man from Naples, Florida.

DiPaolo was charged with threats regarding the location of dangerous objects or hijacking.

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