NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford man faces charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer.

New Bedford Police responded to a report of a fight in the area of 93 Purchase Street at 6 a.m. on Thursday. While police were on the scene, one of the participants in the fight became disruptive and allegedly spit at and kicked an officer.

Police arrested the alleged assailant, Jose Lacen, 19, of 1208 Acushnet Avenue, Apt. 2, New Bedford, and charged him with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and assault and battery on a police officer.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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