CANTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A 25-year-old Stoughton man was arrested after police say he robbed a CVS in Canton on Monday with an AIDS-filled syringe.

Officers responding to the pharmacy on 95 Washington St. just before 1 p.m. spoke with a store clerk who said a man had just robbed the store with a “syringe filled with the AIDS virus,” according to the Canton Police Department.

Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz says the alleged robber, Ralph Milord, passed a note to a pharmacist that stated he was in possession of the syringe.

“He was demanding pills and other narcotics. He claimed that he had a syringe filled with the AIDS virus and that he would infect them if they didn’t comply,” Berkowitz said.

Milord was later spotted lurking in an adjacent parking lot. When officer Sean Good approached Milord, police say he took off running.

Good caught up with Milord at a nearby Mobil Station and was forced to deploy his Taser to subdue the combative suspect.

Milord is facing a charge of armed robbery. It’s not clear when he’ll be called to court.

Berkowitz says his department was able to solve the robbery in a matter of about 10 minutes. Officer Glen Nix credited the pharmacist with providing a detailed description of Milord.

“As upset as he was, he able to get a lot of information for us,” Nix said. “He did a great job. He was the key to the whole arrest.”

An investigation is ongoing.

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