Man Arrested After Attacking Police Officers
Two officers injured after incident Sunday night.
A 44-year-old Woburn man was arrested on several charges Sunday night after he assaulted three police officers.
At 7:59 p.m. Sunday, John P. Devine, 44, of 605 Main St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person 60-years-old or older, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer (two counts) and resisting arrest.
Bail was set for Devine at $2,540.
According to Woburn Police, the victim walked into the station Sunday evening and reported Devine assaulted him at his home. The victim told police that Devine was “agitated” and would likely be “combative” to officers.
Three officers responded to Devine’s address to place him in custody for the assault. At the residence, police reported Devine refused to speak to officers and raised his fists.
Police said that Devine began yelling at the officers, demanding that they come back with a warrant and saying that the victim was lying.
As an officer was defending himself, Devine slammed the door, causing the officer’s hand to go through the window pane. The officer was cut on his hand.
According to police, Devine continued to rush at officers, forcing two policemen to use police-issued pepper-spray on the man. Police reported Devine was not stopped by the spray and continued to assault officers, shattering a picture hanging on the wall behind officers, punching and kicking the men, and threatening to kill them. Another officer was cut on the hand by the glass.
Devine was taken to the ground by the officers and two were able to cuff him. The man reportedly continued to shout at police, calling them “nazis.”
Devine was taken into custody and booked. He was given first aid for the pepper-spray and minor cuts.