April 22, 2018
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Police: Naked fight in Bangor leads to three men being transported to EMMC for drug use

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Few details are available about a fight Wednesday morning on Hammond Street involving three men — one naked and one shirtless — but police said all three were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center because of their drug use.

“Three people were brought to the hospital under some sort of drug,” Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said, describing the situation as an “overdose, bad trip or something.”

Police were called to the apparent group fight at about 6:30 a.m. in the area of 531 Hammond St., located at the junction of Hammond Street and Webster Avenue North, and Officers Paul Colley, Dennis Townsend, Steve Pelletier, Jason Stuart and others responded.

“One male, heavy-set with no clothing and dark hair and another man with no shirt on” were fighting with a third man, Edwards said, reading from the police report. “One was bleeding.”

The naked man “was still fighting and ran into a building” when officers arrived, the sergeant said.

Edwards said he did not know what type of drugs the three men had taken.

Users of the synthetic drug bath salts often are found naked or partially naked because the drug causes the body’s temperature to rise, police and medical officials have said.

The names of the men, their ages and where they are from were not released because none has been charged with a crime, Edwards said.

“No one was arrested,” he said. “Not yet.”

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