According to Board of Health Chair Tom Constantine, chairs were thrown by audience members and he was struck with a table immediately after a vote was cast by the Board to seek legal counsel to deal with the overarching authority of the Town Administrator.
“I was literally in fear. I thought I was going to get a beating by the hands of these people,” says Constantine
A 911 call was made and Hanson police responded to a town hall meeting room where the BOH meeting was being held. “Dispatch received an emergency 911 call from a town hall employee indicating that a few citizens were out of control. Police arrived a short time later and restored order. There were no arrests made,” read a Hanson Police Department press release
Constantine says he, “absolutely plans to press charges.” The incident remains under investigation by Hanson police.
More information is to follow.