Teen boy punches Solon police officer at community festival

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Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 11:28 AM EDT
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SOLON, Ohio (WOIO) - Solon police said a teenager punched an officer in the face Saturday during a disturbance at a community festival.

According to police, the department is asking the 14-year-old boy be charged with assault against a police officer.

Thankfully, Solon police said the officer does not have serious injuries.

The incident took place around 9:45 p.m. at Solon Home Days, and prompted the event to shut down 15 minutes early.

Solon police said officers were attempting to get a group of disorderly juveniles under control.

During the encounter, officers arrested the 14-year-old boy as well as a 16-year-old boy, according to police.

Solon police said charges of resisting arrest and obstructing justice will be recommended for the 16-year-old.

According to police, both teens were released to their parents, and the case was sent to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

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