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Somerville man faces 4 charges after fight

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A 35-year-old Somerville man faces four charges following a fight over drugs Monday, July 8, at Old Colony Lane.

Frank A. Laporta was arrested on two counts of assault with a knife and a baton, resisting arrest and possessing a Class E substance.

A police report of the 11:34 p.m. incident, which is extensively redacted, describes a fight between two males inside an address at Old Colony Lane. Police saw two others, a male and female, walk away as a cruiser pulled up.

Concerned residents let police in and said they heard an argument in the hallway. The two involved were later identified Laporta and another man. The latter told police he had been stabbed. Laporta ran, but was caught after a foot pursuit.

Laporta was read his Miranda rights and declined medical treatment. 

This news announcement was published Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

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