Jennifer Tabakin, Town Manager
334 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
For Immediate Release
Monday, July 23, 2018
Contact: Chief William Walsh Jr.
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Great Barrington Police Arrest Man for Assault
GREAT BARRINGTON — Chief William Walsh reports that the Great Barrington Police Department arrested a man who allegedly assaulted an individual addressing a crowd as they waited to enter a town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
PAUL D. SOLOVAY, AGE 74, OF HILLSDALE, NEW YORK was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct.
At approximately 12:51 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, Great Barrington Police were providing assistance with security prior to an event hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the Mahaiwe Theater. While waiting in line to enter the event, SOLOVAY exited the line and approached an individual addressing the crowd from across Castle Street using a bullhorn style microphone.
SOLOVAY allegedly engaged in a verbal confrontation that became physical when he pushed the bullhorn toward the speaker, striking his mouth. Officers acted quickly to subdue SOLOVAY and place him into custody.
SOLOVAY was subsequently transported to the Great Barrington police station for booking. He was later released on personal recognizance and was scheduled to be arraigned today in Southern Berkshire District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.