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MA Brothers Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Police Chief

MA Brothers Charged With Attempted Murder After Attacking Police Chief

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Associated Press

February 22, 2011

SUNDERLAND, Mass.—Two brothers from Sunderland are facing attempted murder charges for allegedly attacking the town’s police chief with a knife during an attempt to break a third brother out of the station lockup.

Police say 22-year-old Stephen Jean-Babets was being held at the station on a traffic warrant in lieu of $270 bail.

Police allege his two older brothers, 26-year-old Kenneth Jean-Babets and 24-year-old Patrick Jean-Babets came to the station Monday armed with a knife and attacked Chief Jeffrey Gilbert. Both older brothers were subdued in the lobby by the chief and other officers using pepper spray.

Gilbert was checked out at the hospital for minor injuries, but later returned to work.

All three brothers are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. It was not clear if they had lawyers.

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