Update, 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21
Statement from Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan:
“This morning, the Arlington Police Department was informed by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department that Patrick Barry died today at a Boston hospital.
“This is an unfortunate situation, and Mr. Barry’s death is under investigation by Arlington Police, the Middlesex Sheriff, and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan’s Office. Mr. Barry made no statements about his health to Arlington Police at any time prior to his arraignment.”
Update, 2:35 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21
Statement from Middlesex Sheriff's Office:
“On the evening of February 14, Patrick Barry, 21, of Medford, Mass., was transported from Cambridge District Court to the Middlesex House of Correction where he underwent a routine medical screening customary with all new commitments.
"Middlesex Sheriff’s Office medical personnel determined that Mr. Barry required emergency care and he was transported to Lowell General Hospital. Mr. Barry was later transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he passed away early this morning.”
Initial post, 2:25 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21
Patrick Barry, the 21-year-old Medford man who was recently charged with indecently assaulting an Arlington student, died Friday morning, according to a Fox 25 report.
A law enforcement source told the news station that it was determined Barry needed “emergency care” after a routine medical screening last week. He was taken to Lowell General Hospital and later died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to the report.
Barry was being held on $1 million cash bail from the Arlington incident on Mill Street on Tuesday, Feb. 11. He also had his bail revoked on open court cases out of Suffolk County.
Last summer, Barry, then a Northeastern University student, was charged with attacking two women in separate incidents in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Barry allegedly had a knife in those attacks.
On Feb. 11, Barry allegedly came up behind a 14-year-old student, who was walking home from school, near Summer and Mill streets in Arlington and touched the student inappropriately, according to authorities.