The recent arrest of a neighbor to the scene of a recent triple murder was unrelated to the homicides, according to Middlesex County District Attorney Spokesman Cara O’Brien.
Geoffrey S. Langton, 19, of 16 Harding Ave., was arrested on Sept. 20 and charged with threatening to commit a crime (to wit bodily injury) and armed assault to report, according to Waltham District Court records.
Langton, , is scheduled for an Oct. 3 arraignment.
O’Brien told the incident “is separate and completely unrelated.”
According to court records, Langton attempted to steal marijuana from two men who were hanging out in a shed behind 28 McKenna St. Upon entering the shed, Langton waved a small pocket knife at the two men and demanded they hand over their stash of marijuana, according to court records. Langton also asked the victims to open the safe, in which the marijuana was being stored, and hand it to him. Suddenly, three people entered the shed and “spooked” Langton into running before he could get any pot, according to court records. Langton fled to a truck on Benefit Street, where somebody was waiting to drive him away from the scene.
As the Langton and the vehicle’s driver was fleeing the scene, Langton allegedly threatened to kill the driver if he said anything about the incident, according to court records. The driver then dropped Langton off at the Waltham Common, adjacent to City Hall.
Police later arrested Langton at his home.