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All the officers were doing was trying to keep the peace and check on the well-being of the people who got up and punched them
ASHLAND — Three individuals were arrested Saturday morning after physically assaulting police officers at a home on Concord Street, according to Ashland Police Chief Vincent Alfano.
At around 5 a.m. Saturday, police received a call that two females were fighting and screaming loudly at 181 Concord St., Alfano said.
Alfano said, when police arrived, a third woman came out and asked the officer if they were there in response to an overdose that had just occurred. She told them not to worry since the individual was given Narcan, a treatment used to help reverse opioid overdoses.
The officers were not aware of the overdose and said they needed to see the individual to make sure they were OK. When they walked into the home, the occupants became belligerent, Alfano said.
Shortly after, a person came out of a bedroom and dropped an unconscious person onto the floor.
An ambulance was summoned to treat the unconscious person, but before paramedics arrived, the conscious occupants started attacking the officers. The individual who had been given the Narcan also regained consciousness and started attacking, according to Alfano.
The officers tased three of the four occupants who had attacked them. Three occupants were arrested, while a fourth was given summons with charges and complaints.
“Needless to say, it was quite a melee,” Alfano said.
He added the officers were wearing gloves and masks trying to limit the exposure to the novel coronavirus.Overdose Safety