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OCPD Officer Allegedly Assaulted While Breaking Up A Fight

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean City Police say a crowd became aggressive towards Officers as they tried to break up a fight over the weekend.

On Sunday, Police say a uniformed bicycle patrol saw two males pushing and arguing with one another around the area of 5th St. and the Boardwalk. Police say the alteration caused a large crowd to gather. When the Officers reportedly tried to separate the two men, one of the suspects allegedly assaulted the officers.

Investigators say he was later identified as Joseph Cromartie, 20, of Clinton, MD.

According to reports, one of the officers used a Taser to subdue Cromartie, who was eventually arrested.

After the arrest was made, Police say the large crowd which had gathered at the scene began allegedly acting in a disorderly, aggressive manner, by taunting and threatening officers. According to reports, additional officers responded to the scene, including K-9 and mounted patrols, Worcester County Sheriff's Deputies and Maryland State Police Troopers.

Police say the crowd was quickly dispersed, and no officers were injured during this incident.

Authorities say Joseph Cromartie was charged with two counts of Second Degree Assault on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest, among other charges.

He has since been released.

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