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Somerville Man Sentenced For Assaulting Two Federal Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON - A Somerville man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for assaulting two federal officers.

Jessi Tombari, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time served, one year of supervised release, and 150 hours of community service. In November 2018, Tombari pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with assaulting two federal officers.

On the afternoon of April 23, 2018, Tombari approached a uniformed member of the Federal Protective Service, who was on routine patrol outside of the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston. Tombari asked the officer if he had a weapon, and then attempted to take the weapon from the officer. An altercation ensued, and a Deputy United States Marshal, who was also on routine patrol, interceded and eventually the two officers were able to place Tombari into custody.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Timothy Bane, Regional Director, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service; and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine prosecuted the case.  

Updated April 26, 2019