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Springfield man facing assault and battery, breach of peace charges

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A Springfield man is under arrest, accused of carrying a firearm illegally and attacking an officer at the hospital.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that around 10:45 p.m. Monday, police responded to a call reporting that a man was threatening people with a gun in the 100 block of Oak Grove Avenue.

Officers arrived and placed that man, identified as 23-year-old Angel Ramirez, into custody.  Upon noticing that he had a cut on his forehead and a swollen eye, an ambulance was then called.

Witnesses reportedly told police that Ramirez allegedly placed something near the tire of a nearby vehicle.  Investigators looked and found a loaded firearm, which Ramirez did not have license to carry, on top of a tire of that vehicle.

Ramirez was then arrested and taken to Baystate Medical Center.

"While at Baystate, Mr. Ramirez lunged at an officer and bit him on his arm," Walsh explained.

Ramirez has been charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, improper storage of a firearm, assault and battery, and breach of peace while armed.

The officer was treated for his injuries at the hospital.

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