Hudson man arrested after alleged assault

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HUDSON – A Hudson man was arrested in town on Thursday after he allegedly threatened people at a downtown business, according to a statement from Police Chief Richard DiPersio on Friday morning.

Michael Driscoll, 59, was reportedly armed with a knife when this incident took place.

DiPersio said police “are familiar” with Driscoll, adding that he was “confident this was an isolated incident.” 

“There is no ongoing threat to the public,” DiPersio said. 

Police responded around 7:40 p.m. after a 9-1-1 caller reported “a male subject, armed with a knife, was threatening people at an establishment in the downtown area.”

A group of officers spoke with witnesses and reviewed surveillance, DiPersio said, while a separate group searched for and eventually located Driscoll. 

Driscoll was due to be arraigned in Marlborough District Court on Friday morning. 

He is facing a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.