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.
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