Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Trooper

The trooper sustained minor injuries while arresting the suspect.
FAYETTE TOWNSHIP, JUNIATA COUNTY – A 37-year-old McAlisterville man was arrested late Wednesday for allegedly spitting blood on a State Trooper.

According to State Police they encountered Francis Swartzel when they responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Westfall Street in Fayette Township, Juniata County.

Swartzel was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and allegedly assaulted a trooper by spitting blood on him and kicking him several times prior to and during his trip to Mifflin County Correctional Facility. The trooper suffered minor injuries, and has been treated and released from the hospital.

Swartzel has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. He is in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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