Man arrested after calling in false fire report at 99 Restaurant in Chicopee

The suspect was allegedly throwing bottles from behind the bar

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police arrested a man at the 99 Restaurant in Chicopee Wednesday night after receiving a call for a kitchen fire that turned out to be false.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News the department received a call about a fire at the 99 Restaurant around 6:15 p.m. As officers were on their way, Wilk said they received another call from staff members saying a man was possibly armed and was “causing a disturbance.”

Wilk said when the officers arrived, the suspect was allegedly behind the bar breaking bottles and throwing items around. Once more police officers arrived, and a taser was drawn, the man was placed in police custody. No one was injured.

Wilk said the man was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and will be charged with the following:

  • Filing a false report
  • Assault & Battery
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Threat to Commit a Crime

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