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Police Use Taser on Teen Accused of Fleeing, Punching Officer

Anthony Maldonado, 18, is facing charges of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest

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Manchester Police

Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say they had to use a Taser on a teen accused of running from police and fighting officers.

Anthony Maldonado, 18, is facing charges of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Police say they responded to a report of a suspicious person looking in vehicles in the area of Chase and Hospital avenues around 5 Thursday evening.

As an officer approached and asked to talk with Maldonado, he fled and punched the officer during the foot pursuit, police say.

Police eventually caught up and Maldonado allegedly punch and kicked officers in an attempt to break free.

A Taser was then used to get him under control.

Maldonado was transported to Valley St. Jail.

It is not known if Maldonado has an attorney.

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