Townehouse Apartments East Quad 4:30 PM Saturday
Townehouse Quad Sunday morning
In addition to dealing with the usual large exuberant crowd gathered at Townhouse Apartments quad area, drunk drivers, noise complaints and fist fights Amherst police and Massachusetts State Police also investigated a hatchet assault on South East Street that required AFD transport to Baystate critical care unit in Springfield.
Very large police presence on S. East Street since 1:00 AM
Chief Livingstone confirms an arrest was made (Patrick Bemben) and that eerily similar to the shooting death two weeks ago at Southpoint Apartments this was not a random act of violence, so the neighborhood need net be concerned about their security.
DA statement (Click to enlarge/read)
Police spent hours looking for the other attackers using the MSP Air Wing and a K9 unit. AFD also used one of their thermal imaging cameras to search the wooded area.
MSP Air 1