Brookline Police arrested a man accused of throwing fireworks at or near people on Monday.
Police said they received several reports around 04:00 p.m. of a tall man with a white t-shirt and maroon pants walking on Walnut Street throwing fireworks.
When officers arrived, they made contact with a man who matched the description.
The officer said the man became aggressive and irate. He started shouting and swearing at them. He refused to stop and would not answer any questions.
A witness then told police the man was the one who was setting off fireworks before they arrived.
Officers arrested the man and charged him with disturbing the peace, disorderly contact, possession of firearms and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (box cutter).