Apr 21, 2015 9:31 AM

Police: NH man arrested near Boston hospital helipad was armed, wearing body armor

The Associated Press

BOSTON - Police say a N.H. man was wearing body armor and carrying a handgun as he lingered near a Boston hospital's helicopter pad Saturday night. He is now heading to court. Brad Clarke, of Pelham, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges including trespassing and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police said the 41-year-old Clarke, holding binoculars, was approached by Boston University police Saturday as he stood near Boston Medical Center's helipad. When the officer asked "Can I help you," Clarke said, "Just enjoying my civil liberties." After a struggle, Clarke was cuffed. Police said his pickup, which was parked next to the helipad's gate, had another gun, another bulletproof vest, marijuana and other items in it. Clarke was held over the weekend. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.


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