For the second time in a matter of days, an unhoused man was arrested for an alleged assault at the Montpelier Transit Center.

Michael Markham, 33, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to an incident Saturday night. On Monday, another unhoused man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a worker at a warming center inside the transit center.

Sergeant Kevin Moulton of the Montpelier Police Department said the two alleged assaults are just the most recent police calls to the transit center. Moulton said officers have responded to roughly 175 incidents there in the last year.

“Not all those calls have to do with the unhoused or the warming shelter per se, but a large portion of those are,” he said. “We definitely need to address this issue, and before a situation turns fatal.”

In Saturday’s incident, police got a call around 6:30 p.m. reporting that two men were arguing loudly, threatening to kill each other. Armed with a knife, Markham then followed the other man, Randolph Tatro, 26, who police say is also unhoused towards a bridge leading to a Shaws supermarket.

After talking to Tatro, police arrested Markham Wednesday. He is now being held at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility.

Earlier this week, 18-year-old Ayden Jestice was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say he stabbed Gabriel Deangelis ten times after the two got into an argument that turned into a fight.

DeAngelis, 38, who was operating a warming shelter at transit center, is recovering from his wounds at UVM Medical Center. Julie Bond, the Co-Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Haven homeless shelter, said he could be released in a few days.