A 28-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested this week over claims he kidnapped a woman he met on Tinder, severely beat her and then threatened to kill her and her child, authorities said.
The man, who has been identified as Peter Bozier of Sudbury, is also accused of becoming violent while in police custody and injuring multiple officers, according to officials.
Ultimately, Bozier was charged with a “litany” of offenses, among them kidnapping, strangulation, assaulting a police officer, threatening to commit a crime, assault and battery, driving a car without a license and a marked lanes violation, the Sudbury Police Department said.
The victim was visiting Bozier at his home Tuesday on Boston Post Road in Sudbury after the two met through the dating app a week prior, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office told The Boston Globe.
Their meeting took a turn for the worse when, authorities claimed, Bozzier assaulted the woman and refused to let her leave his house for several hours, according to the Globe.
Bozzier severely beat the victim and held her against her will at his Sudbury home, according to a statement from the Sudbury Police Department.
The suspect is accused of threatening to kill the victim and the woman’s child to intimidate her from going to the police as well, the statement said
The woman eventually escaped, though, and reported the assault to law enforcement, according to the Globe.
Detectives interviewed the woman at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, where she was being treated for her injuries, Sudbury police said.
Investigators were able confirm the suspect’s identity, stop him in his car on Boston Post Road in Sudbury and arrest him, according to authorities.
Bozier was taken to the Sudbury Police Department station for booking, where he was initially cooperative but then, officials said, turned “belligerent, uncooperative and violent.”
After struggling to get Bozier into a booking room and cell, the suspect was seen by Sudbury Fire Department personnel for a small cut on his finger, according to police.
“He then complained of other medical ailments, resulting in him being transported to Emerson Hospital in Concord, twice, where he was cleared both times by medical professionals,” the Sudbury Police Department said.
Authorities claimed during their altercations with Bozier, several officers suffered scrapes, cuts and bruises. However, medical treatment was not necessary.
Bozier was arraigned Wednesday in Framingham District Court, where he is being held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for next week, according to officials.