Boston Police report officers used pepper spray to disarm a man walking down Redwood Street in Dorchester with two knives, one a butcher knife, after he had attacked another man with them early this morning.
According to police, Thuc Vu, 42, had tried to carve up another man around 12:30 a.m., but the victim escaped with only minor injuries:
Officers approached the suspect and gave him several commands to drop the knives, which the suspect ignored. After ignoring additional commands to drop the weapons, the suspect came toward the officers with the knifes raised, telling the officers to shoot him. As the suspect continued toward the officers, one officer was able to deploy his department-issued OC spray. The officers were then able to place the suspect into custody without further incident.
He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police say, adding he was also wanted on two warrants out of Dorchester court.