Hyannis Man Accused of Throwing Man From Balcony

Taylor JohnsonHYANNIS – A Hyannis man faces numerous assault charges, including assault with intent to murder, stemming from an overnight incident in which a man was allegedly thrown from a second floor balcony.

Police say on Monday at approximately 3:30 p.m., they responded to 519 Main Street in Hyannis for a report of a fight in which both the suspect and the victim fell from a balcony.

Police said the suspect, Taylor Johnson, 37, of Hyannis allegedly had also fallen from the upper deck but had fled the scene.

Johnson, police said, arrived at that apartment complex at 519 Main Street with a knife and was threatening the victim and other occupants in one of the apartments. He was confronted after he began destroying property outside the apartment and a fight ensued, according to police.

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During the fight the victim was thrown through the balcony railing.

The alleged victim, a 34-year-old man, was on the asphalt parking lot below the two-and-a-half story deck. Hyannis Rescue workers took him to Cape Cod Hospital where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries and released.

The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Investigating Officers Corey Frederickson and Joshua Maloney conducted an on scene investigation with the assistance of the detective unit.

Taylor Johnson was located by several officers on Spring St. and he was taken into custody. Johnson was arrested on the following charges: assault with a dangerous weapon – knife, aggravated assault and battery – serious bodily injury resulting, assault with intent to murder and injury to property.

He was transported to Barnstable District Court for arraignment shortly after his arrest.