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Disturbance call leads to Chicopee man's arrest

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A Chicopee man is under arrest after a disturbance call Thursday morning.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that police were called to Frontenac Street around 7:15 a.m. today for a report of a man streaming outside.  

One of the officers that arrived on-scene recognized the man - identified by police as 36-year-old Nathan Marrin of Chicopee - from previous dealings with him and saw him allegedly pacing back and forth in the road, staring at the sky, and kicking a damaged mailbox.  

Marrin also reportedly had his large pitbull with him and when an officer asked him to secure the dog in his yard so she could talk to him, he allegedly refused and became more agitated.  

Wilk noted that fearing for their safety, officers pulled out their Tasers as the dog began to circle them and Marrin reportedly became more and more agitated and refused commands.

Investigators said that Marrin then clenched his fists and moved towards one of the officers and a Taser was deployed, stopping him.  The dog then began to growl and go towards officers and another Taser was deployed at the dog, which stopped its aggression.  The dog then ran back into the house.

"The male suspect, once tased, continued to resist and try to move his arms from being handcuffed. He was handcuffed and put into a cruiser," Wilk explained.

Marrin was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  He was processed at police headquarters and will be arraigned at Chicopee District Court.

Officials with the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center went to the scene and took custody of the dog.

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