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Naked man allegedly assaults woman, shatters Beverly police cruiser windshield

Police say they had to use a taser on the man to place him under arrest.

When Beverly police were called to a report of a man with a gun Monday morning, they said they found a naked man who, when ordered to stop assaulting a woman, allegedly sprinted toward one of the cruisers and “launched himself into the windshield.”

The man, who has not been publicly identified as police await his release from Beverly Hospital, will face “numerous charges” once he’s released from medical care, authorities said in a news release.

Officers were called to the scene at Washington and Lovett streets around 11:30 a.m. They found the naked man, and heard from a witness that the man allegedly “jumped on the hood of a female victim’s vehicle” and then began to assault her, the release said. 

“This action led the male witness to draw his firearm on the nude man, and order him to stop assaulting the female,” police said in the release.

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More officers responded to the scene and that’s when the naked man allegedly threw himself at the windshield of one of the parked cruisers, police said. The windshield was shattered, according to Officer Mike Boccuzzi, a spokesman for the department. He said there was no other damage.

The man “had to be tased by officers” for him to be placed under arrest, police said. The charges he could be facing are not listed in the release.

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