Crime

Ludlow man arrested after allegedly threatening woman with knife

Ernest F. Marasa, 64, is facing multiple related charges.

Ernest F. Marasa. Ludlow Police Department via Facebook

A Ludlow man allegedly threatened a woman with a knife after she called police to ask for help getting her vehicle and cell phone from a home Saturday morning, police said

Ernest F. Marasa, 64, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of justice — intimidating a potential witness, and vandalizing property.

The arrest of an armed assailant. On Saturday morning at approximately 9:14 am, Ludlow Police Officers Stephen Sambor…

Posted by Ludlow Police Department, MA on Sunday, November 18, 2018

Police responded to an emergency call off Center Street for the woman attempting to retrieve her things.

While officers were in the home with the woman, Marasa allegedly began yelling at the woman and went up to her with the weapon, which police described as an “eight-inch folding lock-blade.”

Marasa was stopped by police; he surrendered the knife and was handcuffed. He was being held on $2,500 bail at Hampden County Correctional Facility pending an appearance in Palmer District Court on Monday.