Three arrested in alleged assault on Baltimore policeman

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say three suspects have been arrested in connection with an assault on a Baltimore police officer.

Officials say 20-year-old Donnell Burgess was arrested Sunday and charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in Friday night's incident.

A video posted on social media showed a group of people assaulting the officer as he tried to make an arrest.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the incident began when a sergeant was conducting a business check just before midnight. A person in that business became argumentative and spat in the officer's face. Authorities say 23-year-old Zayne Abdullah of Dundalk has been charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

The video shows that, as the officer tried to arrest Abdullah, several others began kicking the officer.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in a tweet Sunday that authorities will continue to pursue and prosecute every individual who assaulted the officer.

“This disgusting incident is yet another example of the violence that has become far too common in Baltimore City," Hogan wrote.

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