A 26-year-old Boston man is facing criminal charges after a bizarre incident which included falling naked through a restroom ceiling, and a random attack on an elderly man in the Logan International Airport. On Saturday, police responded to a report of a man who had walked into the female restroom, took off his clothes, and climbed up into a ceiling space.
According to state police spokesman, David Procopio, Cameron Shenk had stripped nude, and climbed into the drop ceiling in a Terminal C women's bathroom. It is unclear how long the man was hiding before he fell through the ceiling and onto the bathroom floor. He reportedly received numerous cuts to his head and body. Shenk then allegedly left the bathroom, andbegan attacking an 84-year-old man. He is reported to have bit the man's ear, and tried to to choke the man with his own cane.
The attack on the elderly man appeared to be random. He suffered serious injuries before the police arrived at the scene. Police struggled with Shenk before they subdued him under arrest. One officer received a minor injury to his hand in the scuffle. Shank was later sent to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment for his injuries. The elderly man also received treatment at a local hospital, and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Officers could not find a motive for Shenks bizarre behavior. There is some suspicion that drugs or alcohol may have played a role. An assault charge against a person over the age of 60 is subject to enhanced penalties. Shenk is facing a long list of criminal charges, including attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and battery on a police officer, lewd and lascivious acts, and malicious destruction to property over $250. It is unclear whether Shenk has retained the services of an attorney.
It was a busy day for police at Logan Airport. Just before Shenk's attack, officers responded to a report of a person screaming inside a car with a broken windshield. They later stopped a car, and arrested 52-year-old Anton Hilton after the 21-year-old female passenger said Hilton had assaulted her. He has been charged with assault and battery as well as kidnapping.
Earlier that same day, Curt Schilling was involved in a separate airport scare. The former Red Sox star and his family were passing through security when his son remember he left a toy grenade in his luggage. As their bags were loaded onto the conveyer belt, Schilling's son, Grant apparently said to his father, he thought he left his fake grenade in his bag.
After the security belt stopped, the police and the bomb squad apparently arrived, and moved passengers out of the area. They were taken into a private room, where the explained the misunderstanding. A spokesperson for Massport confirmed that there was a disruption at the airport's security area related to Shilling's son's toy grenade, but that it did not result in any delays. TSA has confirmed that "replica explosives" are not permitted in airport luggage.