New Bedford Man Arrested for Firing Weapon, Threating Police
New Bedford Police arrested a 20-year-old man Sunday after he fired a weapon, fled the scene and made threats against a police officer.
Javante Antone, 20, of 500 Hathaway Road Apt. 217, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a building, destruction of property over $250 and witness intimidation.
Police responded to reports that a man had fired a weapon in the bathroom of a room at New Bedford Inn and Suites at 500 Hathaway Road. Prior to firing the shot, he had thrown a cell phone at someone else in the room, nearly striking her.
When police arrived, they found evidence that a firearm had been fired. The suspect had fled on foot and was seen walking on Shawmut Avenue and Mt Vernon Street.
He ran from police and was located near Shawmut Avenue and Durfee Street. In the course of his apprehension, he made threats against a police officer.
The incident was reported at 4:43 a.m.
--New Bedford Police