Police: Mass. man punched boy, sprayed blood at trooper

Suspect pulled his IV out and aimed the blood squirting from his arm at a trooper

By Andrew Amelinckx
The Berkshire Eagle

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Richmond man accused of punching an 11-year-old in the head and later attempting to squirt his own blood at a state trooper was released on $2,000 personal surety after his arraignment Tuesday in Central Berkshire District Court.

Jeffrey A. Harrington, 53, pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault and battery and single counts of assault with a dangerous weapon — his blood — and disorderly conduct.

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