A Brunswick police officer was assaulted this morning while responding to a trespass complaint on McLellan Street.

Police were called to a McLellan Street home at 4:08 a.m. by a woman who wanted police to remove a friend of the 17-year-old male who ended up allegedly assaulting the officer.

While at the scene, the 17-year-old male became unruly and punched officer Tom Stanton in the face, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said this morning.

The teen was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in protective custody. Hagan said this morning the teen was on probation and his probation officer had put a probation hold on him.

Hagan said police planned to arrest the teen at the hospital this morning and charge him with assault on a police officer.

Stanton was treated for a face laceration and possible broken nose at Mid Coast Hospital, Hagan said, and has been released.

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