Taunton police: Man assaulted chief, a number of officers with knife


It began when a car pulled up alongside a site visitors cease and the driving force allegedly began shouting at police.

Douglas Hagerty, 35, of Lakeville.
Douglas Hagerty, 35, of Lakeville. Taunton Police Division

A Lakeville man faces a slew of costs after he allegedly used a knife to assault a number of Taunton cops throughout an incident Tuesday night time.

Taunton police initially pulled over one other motorist — who cooperated with police — for a shifting violation on County Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. when a second car pulled up and the driving force — later recognized as 35-year-old Douglas Hagerty — started shouting at officers, based on a press launch.

Haggerty reportedly sped off in a 2010 grey Honda Accord, however police didn’t pursue him.

Shortly after the incident, one other Taunton officer reported seeing the identical car shifting “in an unsafe and reckless method on County Road,” the discharge famous.

When an officer tried to drag him over, Hagerty stopped the car at first however then drove off, almost hitting the officer within the course of, police stated.

Subsequent, Hagerty drove within the route of a marked Taunton police cruiser and struck one other cruiser close to Cherry Road, authorities stated.

The suspect then allegedly crashed into an entryway of a multifamily house owned by considered one of his relations on West Britannia and ran inside, as police adopted.

Hagerty brandished a knife and waved it round, slashing two officers with it, based on police.

Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh left his close by house and responded to the scene, making an attempt to subdue Hagerty, who swung a knife and stabbed the chief’s stomach, police stated.

The chief deployed his taser after which took Hagerty into custody.

Authorities introduced the suspect to an space hospital to be handled for hand accidents previous to reserving.

A number of officers obtained therapy for accidents from the incident.

Emergency responders medflighted one officer, who suffered severe slash wounds to his neck, face, and again, to a Boston hospital.

The chief and three different officers have been transported to native hospitals for analysis and therapy.

Police charged Hagerty with armed assault with intent to homicide, assault and battery with a harmful weapon (three counts), assault with a harmful weapon (two counts), malicious injury to a motorized vehicle (two counts), failure to cease for police, reckless operation of a motorized vehicle, and resisting arrest.

He was anticipated to be arraigned in Taunton District Courtroom on Wednesday.