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Springfield Man Charged in Box Cutter Attack Outside Meadows Lounge

police lights and handcuffsEAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield man is facing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after police say he slashed the face of another man following a verbal altercation outside the Meadows Lounge in East Longmeadow today.

52-year-old, Jose Antonio Rivera and another man got into a confrontation around 3:00 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Meadows Lounge on North Main Street following a family function. The argument escalated from verbal to physical when Rivera allegedly slashed the victim’s face with a box pipe razor.

That’s according to Police Sergeant, Jeffrey Dalessio.

The victim, whose name is not being released by police at this time, was rushed to Bay State Hospital with a serious wound that needed stitches. Dalessio says he is expected to recover though.

Rivera is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and is being held on a $20,000 cash bond and will appear in Palmer District Court on Tuesday.

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  • robn


  • paulb62

    There should be no bail. He should stay in jail until his trial. He will disappear if he is let out on bail.

  • paulb62

    An earlier story said his girlfriend was involved in an altercation and this guy was attacked from behind. Let’s get the correct story.

  • robn

    French, Dutch, Polish ?

  • shawnm2

    @robn No, No & No.

  • The truth

    Kenny seems to think he’s Hispanic.

  • dnc21

    I wonder where Adam Lanza and James
    Holmes are from hmmmm……..
    Bottom line it doesn’t matter… Dumb a$$!!