Seekonk Police arrested a Mansfield man last week after he was allegedly breaking into a tow yard while armed with a machete-like knife, and with which an officer was injured.

On Tuesday, July 5, multiple units responded to a tow yard in town at around 9:40 p.m. for a report of a breaking and entering in progress. According to police, officers arrived to find a man, matching the description of the suspect, with a large, machete-like knife attached to his waistband.

At first, police said, the man complied with the officers commands but once they made contact with him, they say he began resisting and physically fighting the officers.

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“During the altercation, one of the officers sustained injuries from the suspect’s edged weapon,” police said in a release. The officer was transported to a nearby medical facility with injuries that were not life-threatening and was later released.

The suspect, Eric A. Wein, 28, of Mansfield was arrested on charges of attempted breaking and entering, possession of a bulgarious instrument, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.

He was arraigned in Taunton District Court on July 6.

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