- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy has been charged with shoving a Massachusetts police officer into a fence, breaking the officer’s shoulder and cutting his head.

Methuen police say the officer was responding to a center for troubled youth on Tuesday because three teenagers were trying to leave without permission.

Police say the boys scattered after police arrived, and one shoved an officer as he tried to get away. All three were eventually taken into custody.

The teen who allegedly pushed the police officer faces charges including assault and resisting arrest. His name was not released.

The police chief posted Wednesday on Facebook that the officer’s injury comes amid a “particularly difficult week for law enforcement,” noting the killing of a sheriff’s deputy in Maine and shots fired at Haverhill police.



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