Saugus police charge local man with attempted murder after using bean bag gun to arrest him

The incident, which took place on Woodbury Avenue, remains under investigation.

Saugus police charged a local man with two counts of attempted murder after officers used a bean bag gun to subdue and arrest him on Monday night, according to a release.

Police responded to a disturbance report on Woodbury Avenue around 9:18 p.m. As they arrived at the scene, officers said they saw a man — later identified as Jacob Bonia, 25 — exiting a building armed with a knife.

Police reportedly asked Bonia to drop the knife before using the bean bag gun to stop him. Officials said he was then taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Bonia has also been charged with assault and battery domestic, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon (eight counts), disorderly conduct, and a town by law knife violation, police said.


His arraignment date has not been set, and Saugus and state police are continuing to investigate.

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