Man Charged After Threatening Family With a Bayonet

Police arrested Ryan Beausoleil, of North Reading, after he threatened to kill family members.

A North Reading man has been charged with chasing a family member with a double-edge bayonet with a 10-inch blade and threatening to kill family members.

Police arrested Ryan Beausoleil, no age given, of North Reading, and charged him with threatening to commit a crime (murder), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (bayonet), assault with a dangerous weapon (bayonet), vandalism to private property and carrying a dangerous weapon without a permit (double-edged bayonet).

North Reading Police responded to a domestic violence call on Park Street shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

Beausoleil had already left the residence, but police were told that the suspect approached family members with a bayonet at their Park Street home. A family member tried to close the door on Beausoleil, but the suspect chased him up the stairs. He waved a bayonet and lunged the bayonet at a door to prevent it from being closed. He also allegedly threatened to kill family members. 

North Reading Police put out a bulletin of the suspect's description and that he might be armed and dangerous. Police found Beausoleil, who is known to police, a short time later. They arrested the North Reading man and confiscated the bayonet from him.

Beausoleil was held on $2,000 bail at the North Reading Police Department pending his arraignment in Woburn District Court. He is due back in court on Aug. 5.

Celeste Wetzel July 10, 2014 at 05:42 PM
A bayonet?!? What, did the powder for his musket get wet?
Berta Hansel July 14, 2014 at 03:25 AM
Berta Hansel July 14, 2014 at 03:26 AM
Celeste ... do you have a contact email?


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