A 70-year-old employee for the town of Greenwich was arrested on Friday morning, accused of getting into a fight with a coworker and threatening the man with a machete, according to Greenwich Police.
Police responded to Byram Park just before 9:30 a.m. on July 18 to investigate a possible assault involving two employees at a town maintenance shed and witnesses said Basil Passerelli, 70, of Greenwich, had gotten into a victim with a coworker.
According to witnesses, Passerelli pushed the victim’s chest, put his hands on the victim’s throat and swung a machete in the victim’s direction.
Passerelli was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, second-degree breach of peace, brandishing a dangerous weapon and second-degree threatening.
He was released on a $500 cash and bond. He is due in Stamford Superior Court on July 25.