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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Two Officers Injured After Being Attacked by Man at Job Site

Hingham, MA – Two Officers were injured Thursday after being attacked by a man who refused to leave a job site. The man and two Officers were transported to the hospital. All were treated and released. The man was arrested and faces several charges.

On Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:17pm, Officers were sent to a home on Thaxter Street for a report by a landscaping company that an employee refused to leave after the job was completed. The foreman told Officers the employee refused to leave and continued to work despite being told several times the work they had been hired for was completed. Officers attempted to speak with the man and he immediately became confrontational and aggressive. As Officers continued to speak with him about why he did not want to leave the man attempted to hit an Officer with a rake. The Officer backed up and the man immediately charged at him. An Officer fired his Taser as he continued to back up. The man continued to swing at Officers as they attempted to handcuff him. A third Officer attempted to assist while the man continued struggling and resisting. An Officer fired his Taser again and eventually they were able to handcuff him.

The man was transported under arrest to the hospital by Hingham Fire Paramedics. The two Officers who were injured were also transported to the hospital for their injuries. All were released that day. 

After being cleared from the hospital the man was booked at the Hingham Police station. 

Arrested was Nathaniel E. Murray, age 31, of 6 Northway Road, Randolph, MA. He was charged with: 1) Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 2) ) Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 3) Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 4) Resisting Arrest 5) Wanton Destruction of Property (Officer equipment) 6) Disorderly Conduct. He was released on personal recognizance to be arraigned at Hingham District Court. ### Contact P.I.O. Sgt. Steven Dearth

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