Vermont Man Attacks Three Officers at Hotel
Cops subdue suspect using force, reports WPD.
A Vermont man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after assaulting three police officers.
At 2:51 a.m., Michael Joseph Cardillo, 22, of 63B Hitchcock in Winooski, VT, was arrested and charged with assault and battery (domestic), disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer (three counts).
According to police, five Woburn Police officers, along with three Stoneham Police officers and a Massachusetts State Trooper responded to the Marriott Hotel on Unicorn Park Drive for a report of a fight in a second floor room.
Witnesses on scene warned officers that “it is horrible up there,” referring to the second floor. Two officers drew their police-issued batons out due to “the serious nature of the call, combined with the statements of subjects who confronted us upon our arrival.”
When police arrived at the room, Cardillo opened the door after several attempts by officers to make contact with the occupants of the room. Police found Cardillo had suffered injuries during a previous fight and was bloodied.
As police entered the room, Cardillo reportedly began punching and lunging at officers. One Woburn Police officer fell as he was defending himself against the suspect, hitting his head on a desk in the room, reported police.
Another officer took Cardillo to the floor, but the 22-year-old continued to resist police, kicking at them. One officer used his baton to strike Cardillo in the leg, who continued to kick at three officers while being restrained, said police.
Police were able to hold Cardillo on the ground and handcuff him, reported police.
According to WPD, witnesses reported that Cardillo had been in a fight, which caused one hotel employee to call 911. Officers observed “large amounts of blood on the beds and smeared on the walls and carpet.” The victim repeatedly told police that he “fell” and was not assaulted, said police.
During booking, Cardillo reportedly refused medical treatment and told police officers he “did not remember much about what happened,” but he did remember a fight with a family member.