BU professor facing assault charges


ARLINGTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Boston University professor is facing assault and battery charges following an incident reportedly involving brass knuckles.

Arlington Police tell FOX 25 65-year-old Pedro C. Lasarte, who the Arlington Patch identifies as a Romance Studies professor at B.U., is facing two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon.

Police say a woman claims Lasarte scratched her with a key on her arm inside his Moulton Road home. Lasarte then reportedly threatened to use brass knuckles on the woman, before "thumping" her in the ribs with the weapon.

Lasarte is being held until his Monday arraignment.