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Man arrested for assaulting, spitting on police officer

The man allegedly punched the officer on the left side of his face, cutting his nose.
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AUSTIN, Texas — A man was arrested in South Austin on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting and spitting on an officer who was trying to detain him.

Police were called to reports of a trespasser at the Dollar General store at 2101 West Ben White Boulevard around 4:50 p.m.

They arrived to find Scott Daniel March, 35, being verbally abusive to another officer as he attempted to detain him and frisk him for weapons.

March then punched the officer on the left side of his face, causing a cut to the left side of his nose, police said.

The man allegedly spit on another officer as he was being placed in the back seat of the patrol car.

March has been charged with assault on a peace officer, criminal trespass and harassment of a public servant.

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