Officer injured in Pulaski Park arrest 

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Staff Writer
Published: 1/11/2019 10:44:01 AM

NORTHAMPTON – A Northampton Police officer went taken to the hospital Thursday for a knee injury following an alleged assault and battery.

The injury occurred during the arrest of Adam J. McAvoy, 34, whose address police list as the streets of Northampton.

Police were called to the TD Bank on Main Street for a report of man causing a disturbance. A bank employee told police that McAvoy had been being aggressive to a staff member, complaining to a clerk about her perfume and claiming she was “pushing it on him.” When asked to leave, McAvoy allegedly said that he needed to use the restroom. The bank has no public restrooms and when McAvoy was denied he allegedly motioned as if he was going to urinate against the wall of the bank.

Police located McAvoy further along Main Street and said he was allegedly uncooperative, intoxicated and shouting obscenities during the course of his interaction with them. McAvoy was arrested in Pulaski Park, and in the course of his arrest, he allegedly spit on an officer and kicked two officers in the knee, one of whom went to the hospital for a knee injury.

McAvoy was charged with disorderly conduct, three counts of assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

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