Knife-Wielding Man Tased at Swampscott Police Station

The following information was submitted by the Swampscott Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Swampscott Police Department.
Swampscott Police Department.

A Swampscott man armed with a knife was tased by police officers at the police stations on Humphrey Street after refusing to drop the weapon, police said.

At 10:15 p.m., Fiorenzo Lecce, 21, of 317 Paradise Road entered the police station armed with a knife "and when he took steps toward the officers he was subdued with a taser," Lt. Tim Cassidy said.

Lecce is now being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), disorderly conduct and violating the town's knife bylaw. 

According to police, Lecce was arrested after a similar incident in January 2013 when he confronted officers at the old station on Burrill Street in the early morning hours while armed with a fake handgun. 

"During that incident Lecce  continued to ask officer what they would do if he pulled the gun out. Fortunately Officers were able to tackle Lecce and get the gun away from him, the gun was determined to be a nonfunctioning reproduction of handgun," a release issued by police read.

Swampscott Patch will post additional information as it becomes available. 

Big Brother June 20, 2014 at 05:24 PM
This idiot should be in jail. He seems suicidal, but he likes beating up kids with baseball bats. If he does anything positive it the world, it will be a miracle.
Big Sister June 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Do you have proof that he beats up kids? Probably not so you shouldn't be talking out of your ass and this kids parents should sue you for defamation of character. You have no clue what you are talking about, also no clue what people got through in life. You are the idiot for posting non-sense without having a clue. The world would obviously be better if people like you take the chance and inform yourself with facts before opening your mouth. Big Brother name is obviously too big for you same as your head. This kid has parents that love him and support him all the way and just because some people are a bit different than other doesn't give you the right to talk non-sense. SO you should check yourself before making an ass out of yourself. People should be kind and compassionate about others and it's sad that the media makes the matter worse than what it is. You obviously fall into the category of idiots.
Big Brother June 25, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Big Sister - Are you saying this didn't happen? http://swampscott.patch.com/groups/breast-cancer-awareness/p/local-teen-held-on-armed-robbery-charge
Paul June 21, 2014 at 11:56 PM
So he cheated death twice; the police showed considerable restraint in both incidents.


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