Two arrested after assaulting trooper at Empire State Plaza
July 09, 2019 03:52 AM
ALBANY- Two 18-year-olds are facing assault charges after an incident on the Empire State Plaza during the Fourth of July celebration.
State police say a trooper saw one of them setting off roman candle fireworks in a crowded area.
Police say the suspect resisted arrest and punched the trooper in the face.
Then, the other 18-year-old allegedly started punching the trooper. More troopers arrived on scene and took the two into custody after a brief struggle.
Two of the troopers were treated for minor injuries.
Created: July 09, 2019 03:52 AM
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