A man who assaulted beachgoers at a Cape Cod Beach and threatened people with a knife was tracked down and taken into custody on a boat this weekend, police said.
Massachusetts State Police shared aerial video of the arrest in Falmouth, which was assisted by a police helicopter's infrared camera. It showed "the wanted subject hiding aboard a boat off the coast of a peninsula that Falmouth PD was searching," police said in a statement.
The helicopter crew was able to direct a Falmouth police boat in West Falmouth Harbor to where the man was hiding, and he was taken into custody without anyone getting hurt, state police said.
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Falmouth police identified the man as Augusto Darosa, a 45-year-old from Attleboro. He faces charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering; it wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak to the charges.
Darosa initially became upset when he was told he needed a sticker to park at Chapoquoit Beach, according to local police. He allegedly threatened a parking lot attendant, then left, only to return and slash tires, assault witnesses and threaten others with a knife.