LEWISTON, Maine — A Lewiston teenager is facing charges after allegedly punching a police officer in the face at a high school basketball game.
Officials said the 17-year-old boy is charged with punching Lewiston police Lt. Adam Higgins at Lewiston High School on Friday night.
Police told WMTW-TV the teen assaulted Higgins after objecting to Higgins’ searching the bag of another teenager who was entering the school gym to attend a basketball game.
The boy, whose name is not being released, was charged with assaulting a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.
Higgins received minor injuries but did not require treatment. The boy was taken to the Long Creek Youth Development Center.