Brunswick police officer allegedly punched in the face by teen on probation

Posted Jan. 10, 2013, at 10:07 a.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — While responding to a trespass complaint early Wednesday on Mclellan Street, police say an officer was assaulted.

Police were called to a McLellan Street home at 4:08 a.m. Wednesday by a woman who wanted police to remove a friend of the 17-year-old male who ended up assaulting the officer. While at the scene, that 17-year-old male became unruly and punched Officer Tom Stanton in the face, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said this morning.

The teen was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in protective custody but Hagan said this morning the teen was on probation and his probation officer had put a probation hold on him. Police planned to arrest him at the hospital this morning and charge him with assault on a police officer.

Stanton was treated for a face laceration and possible broken nose at Mid Coast Hospital, Hagan said, and has been released.