Nahant police officer assaulted by teen

NAHANT — A Nahant police officer was assaulted by a teenager driving a stolen car on Saturday night.

Shortly before 11 p.m., the officer was investigating a suspicious car in the Bass Point area of Nahant. Two male teenagers were in the car, which was reported stolen out of Brockton, said police who recovered the car.

The driver physically assaulted the officer before running away. The officer is recovering from minor injuries. The passenger was taken into custody at the scene, police said.

The suspect was apprehended four hours later, with assistance from Lynn and Swampscott police, along with K9 units from State and Manchester by the Sea police.

A 15-year-old juvenile was held at a Youth Detention Services unit. An 18-year-old male was held without bail at the Middleton House of Correction, police said.

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