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Man Arrested after Attacking Officer with Scissors and Setting Apartment on Fire

For Immediate Release: 11/29/2021 9:25 am

On Monday, November 29, 2021 at approximately 12:30 AM officers were called to the area of 6 Moen Street for a check on the welfare. Officers spoke with a female in the driveway upon arrival. The female reported that the male in the apartment was breaking things which made her fearful. The male, identified as Luis Ramirez, came out of the apartment and crossed the street. Mr. Ramirez proceeded to open and shut the passenger door of a vehicle. Officers attempted to engage in conversation with him as he walked toward them. Mr. Ramirez then walked up to an officer and abruptly swung scissors toward the officer. The scissors grazed the officer’s face. The officer radioed for assistance as Mr. Ramirez re-entered the apartment.

Mr. Ramirez had barricaded himself in the apartment. A short time later, officers who were standing at the rear door could smell smoke coming from the apartment. Officers then observed smoke coming out from under the door. The Worcester Fire Department was called to the scene and additional officers worked to safely evacuate all residents on the other floors.
Officers and firefighters tried to help Mr. Ramirez out of the apartment safely but he continued to refuse and threatened them.

The Worcester Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. Mr. Ramirez was still inside the apartment refusing to exit. Officers were eventually able to convince the male to drop the scissors and come out. He was escorted out of the building and was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Luis Ramirez, 25, of 6 Moen Street, Worcester was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempted Murder (x4) and Arson of a Dwelling.

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