WORCESTER - Police dispatched to Oxford St. on Tuesday, June 15, in response to a report of a man chasing local residents with a knife around 8:25 PM.
Officers arrived to several people shouting to tell police the direction the man with the knife travelled.
Police located Joel Perez, 37, of Worcester, behind a nearby residence. Officers located a kitchen knife next to Perez.
According to police, the investigation shows that Perez exited a residence with a knife and began shouting and charging at a group of individuals. The crowd scattered and ran.
Perez faces charges of: