A man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Boston Public Library employee the night of July 17, according to police. William Zaniboni is facing charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Officers were called to the Copley Square library at about 8:54 p.m. The victim told police that he had been working in the library’s computer section when Zaniboni suddenly became irate for no apparent reason and started yelling at him. A short time later, when the employee was leaving the library, Zaniboni allegedly approached him and punched him in the face. The employee tried to defend himself, but Zaniboni sprayed him with mace.
Boston Globe, July 18