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Mercyhurst University Student Charged With Assaulting Police Officer

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A Mercyhurst University student's facing charges, after he allegedly assaulted a campus police officer.

He's identified as 19-year-old Alexander Poppolo-Deus.
Erie police say early Sunday morning, he punched the officer outside a of housing complex on the main campus.
It happened as the officer reportedly tried to break up a fight, that had spilled out of the home.

Poppolo-Deus is a student of the Mercyhurst North East campus.
He's facing a charge of aggravated assault of a police officer, he was placed behind bars with bond set at $25,000 dollars.

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