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Connecticut College student accused of interfering with police during call

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Lee Messier (New London police) Lee Messier (New London police)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut College student was arrested over the weekend after police say he interfered with officers responding to a domestic violence incident.

Officers were called to a Connecticut College residence hall at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, for the report of a female screaming for help and a man yelling and “banging around.”

Police determined that a 22-year-old female and the 20-year-old male were intoxicated and involved in an incident of domestic violence.

The female and male reportedly became hostile and were aggressive with officers.

While police were investigating this incident, 22-year-old Lee Messier reportedly interfered with the situation.

Police said Messier was directed several times by officers to not interfere and to keep his distance, however he did not comply.

“Messier continued his interference thus causing further escalation of a situation, which was already at a level hazardous to all parties involved, subsequently resulting in his arrest,” police said in a press release.

Messier, of Narragansett, RI, was arrested and charged with interfering with police.

In a statement, Connecticut College said "This past weekend at incident occurred at Connecticut College that led to a 911 call and response from the New London Police and Connecticut College Campus Safety, which led to 3 arrests. We have been in touch with the NLPD to learn the specific details and protocols involved in their response, and we understand that the police have already issued a department review of their response to the situation on campus. At Connecticut College the safety of our students is a top priority and we remain committed to ensuring that our students feel protected."

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