NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford man is charged with assault and battery on a police officer.

New Bedford Police say they were called to 511 North Front Street Monday night for a report of a dog bite.

As police were responding to the call, Andrew Martin, 28, of that address arrived on the scene and became disruptive. Police say Martin refused to calm down, even after attempts to calm him by police, and struck an officer with a closed fist.

Martin was arrested and is also charged with disturbing the peace.

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