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.    

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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.


WNYT staff

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