Chicopee man arrested for allegedly stabbing, biting security guard at Walmart


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested a man for allegedly stabbing and biting a security guard from Walmart on Wednesday night.

According to Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh, officers arrived at Walmart on the 1100 block of Boston Road around 9:45 p.m. where the man, identified as 37-year-old Freddie Carrasquillo of Chicopee, was approached by a Walmart security guard while attempting to shoplift.

Carrasquillo then allegedly pulled out a box cutter, bit, and stabbed the security guard in the hand.

Walsh said officers found that Carrasquillo was driving a stolen car onto Boston Road when they arrived. He abandoned the car on Oswego Street and police located and arrested him on the 100 block of Maple Street. Officers found a box cutter in his jacket pocket.

Carrasquillo also allegedly refused to wear a mask and repeatedly coughed on officers.

He is being charged with the following:

  • Armed robbery
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Armed assault to rob
  • Receiving a stolen motor vehicle
  • Assault and battery on a police officer (two counts)
  • Assault and battery

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