Easthampton man arrested for allegedly throwing pepper

No one was seriously hurt

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – An Easthampton man was arrested and accused of throwing large amounts of cayenne pepper at several customers inside Whole Foods in Hadley.

59-year-old Eric Bertrand is charged with 7 counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Hadley Police say one of the customers who had pepper thrown at him confronted Bertrand and then started to fight before an employee broke it up.

Police say some of the customers were affected by the pepper, but no one was seriously hurt.

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