Hyannis – Last night at about 11:30pm Barnstable Patrolman Armando Feliciano was fighting the storm trying to reach a residence where there was an ongoing attack involving someone with what initially was described as a razor…
Feliciano, despite treacherous roads, despite blizzard conditions, managed to locate the unlit numbers 6 – 7 – 2 on the side of a building located on a dark unlit property along Yarmouth Road, not far from the Yarmouth line.
On a normal day, 672 Yarmouth Road is probably one of the most difficult addresses for a Hyannis area patrol car to quickly service due to its position nearly on the opposite side of Barnstable Municipal Airport, cut off from the rest of HyTown, with just one long narrow road along the train tracks to get there… it’s so far out there, one no longer feels like they’re in the same town.
Despite being alone, Feliciano wasted no time as he entered the house, scaled a flight of stairs, arriving just in time to find two men involved in a life or death struggle on the floor…
The man on top was violently striking the other with a wooden piece of some nearby shelving.
The enraged attacker did not comply when Feliciano ordered him to stop.
It was then Feliciano quickly decided to deploy his Taser, striking the aggressor and stopping the attack.
The scene was now relatively secure.
There were serious injuries from a box cutter used during the initial part of the attack. Both men required immediate medical attention. Hyannis Rescue was already responding and Feliciano notified dispatch that it was now safe enough for them to enter the scene.
Other Barnstable Officers were also just arriving on scene, having just battled what Lieutenant Michael Clark described as nothing-less-than “horrible” road conditions.
According to Lieutenant Clark, 672 is a boarding house where the residents live in separate rooms and share a common living room and kitchen.
A violent fight erupted between two of the residents, with one attacking the other with a box cutter.
The fight continued for what must of seemed like an eternity for the man fighting to defend his life.
Police arrested and charged 50-year-old Allen Phillips with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (the box cutter…) and Attempted Murder.
Initially, crime scene investigators had trouble traveling to the scene during the height of the storm… but according to Lieutenant Clark, the crime scene was eventually processed completely.
Both men were hospitalized with what were described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries…
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
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