DATE: January 22, 2018        
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

USE OF FORCE: On January 22 at approximately 3:10 p.m., an adult male subject was attending a meeting at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School when he became disorderly. As he exited the school, he began assaulting several individuals known to him who were also present. A School Resource Officer was on the scene and subsequently discharged her electronic control device to stop the assault. David Nathaniel Choate, 36, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrest. Officer Amy Upshaw is investigating.

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