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Waltham Police Chief Arrested For Assault And Battery

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Update at 1:55 p.m.: Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix was ordered held without bail in an arraignment that occurred at Emerson Hospital in Concord.

Following his arrest, LaCroix was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after complaining of stomach and chest pains.

Waltham's mayor told the Associated Press LaCroix has been placed on paid leave.

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Waltham's police chief has been arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidating a witness, the Middlesex District Attorney's office said.

Chief Thomas LaCroix was arrested in his Maynard home on Thursday and will be arraigned on the charges in Concord District Court Friday.

The DA's office declined to discuss the circumstances that led to his arrest. However, "Maynard Police told WBZ the victim was hit with a bicycle rack and a counter top."

There's no word from the DA's office on the relationship between LaCroix and the alleged victim, who has not been identified.

In an email to the Boston Globe, Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy called LaCroix's arrest a “serious matter" and said she has named Deputy Chief Keith MacPherson as acting chief.

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