Fists flew at Craigie on Main on Tuesday night when an ex-employee returned to the restaurant wearing boxing gloves and a mask and allegedly assaulted customers and employees, Boston.com reported. The employee, Kevin Kobler, reportedly quit his job earlier that day knowing he was going to be laid off, a Cambridge police spokesperson told the publication.
Kobler allegedly hit a customer and was later arrested. He faces various assault and battery charges, as well as charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned on Wednesday and will reportedly undergo a competency evaluation.
Cambridge Police described the incident in a daily log as: "an employee of an establishment on Main Street reported threats made regarding a co-worker." A police report indicated Kobler had threatened an employee at the restaurant on Tuesday night, Boston.com noted.
"Tony and the restaurant have no comment at this time," a Craigie on Main spokesperson told Eater.
Eater has reached out to Cambridge Police for more information and will post any updates when they are made available.
Update 4/21, 9:20 a.m.: According to Cambridge Police communications director Jeremy Warnick, Kobler reportedly crashed a vehicle outside the restaurant. Police responded and then entered the restaurant where they saw Kobler "acting in a disruptive manner."
Police received reports that Kobler was wearing boxing gloves, and a witness reported seeing him punch a customer in the face and attempt to hit others. Warnick said there was no indication Kobler was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. He also said Kobler attempted to kick at police officers and faces additional charges related to the motor vehicle crash.