Easthampton teenager charged with assaulting police officer


An Easthampton teenager will be charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer after a violent incident on an ambulance in Hadley Saturday.

Hadley Police Sgt. Jesse Green told 22News an Amherst ambulance crew called for help when a patient became combative during a ride to Northampton.

Sgt. Green said the patient may have been under the influence of LSD, and fought with officers, vomiting and spitting on one of them. The officer was checked out at the hospital.

The 18-year-old will be summonsed to court.

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