Havre de Grace teenager accused of attacking police officer at library Monday

A 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly attacking a Havre de Grace police officer at the city's library branch Monday, after being asked to turn down his music, Havre de Grace police reported.

Two teenagers were playing music very loudly inside the library, in the 100 block of North Union Avenue, at about 4:45 p.m., police spokesman Officer Jeff Gilpin said Tuesday.

When the uniformed, on-duty officer, who was working on a security detail, asked them to turn the music down, one of the boys began laughing at the officer and continued to cause a disturbance. The officer asked him to leave the library, which he reluctantly did, Gilpin said.

After a few minutes, the 15-year-old came back in the library and was asked again to leave several times.

The officer then began escorting the suspect out of the library. The teenager pulled away from the officer and became aggressive, causing the officer to try to arrest the suspect for trespassing.

The boy continued to resist the officer and both fell on the ground, Gilpin said.

"It took the assistance of a patron in the library to get the subject into custody," Gilpin said.

The officer suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

The suspect, who lives in Havre de Grace, was arrested and charged with assault on police, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, refusing to leave a public building and trespassing. He was turned over to juvenile authorities.

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