Seven Arrested, Two Officers Injured In New London Disturbance

Seven people were arrested and two officers were injured during a disturbance in New London

NEW LONDON — Seven people, including three juveniles, were arrested and two officers were injured during what police said was a large disturbance Saturday evening.

Capt. Brian M. Wright said police responded at 6:58 p.m. to the area of Blackhall and Belden streets on a report of a large group of people involved in an "escalating verbal disturbance."

As the police were attempting to disperse the crowd, those involved in the disturbance became "more hostile and unruly towards police," Wright said. Officers subsequently used a Taser and pepper spray to control the crowd, Wright said.

Two officers suffered minor injuries during the incident, police said. One suffered a foot injury and the other an injury to the hand. The officer with the foot injury was treated and released from the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Wright said.

Tyler Hamilton, 23, was charged with interfering with police and was released on a non-surety bond.

Robert Hamilton, 38, was charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with police and is being held on $10,000 bond.

Tammy Hamilton, 38, was charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with police and is being held on $10,000 bond.

Kaitlyne Hamilton, 23, was charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with police and is being held on $5,000 bond.

All live at 37 Blackhall St. in New London.

Two juveniles were charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with police. A third juvenile was charged with interfering with police. They were each issued a juvenile summons.

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