New London police arrest seven in Blackhall Street disturbance

New London — Police said they used a stun gun and pepper spray to contain a large disturbance in the area of Blackhall and Belden streets Saturday.

Seven people were arrested and two officers suffered minor injuries during the 6:58 p.m. incident, according to a police department press release.

Police responded to a report of a large group of family members involved in a heated argument, according to police. As the officers attempted to disperse the participants, they became hostile and unruly, police said, and officers used a Taser and pepper spray to gain control.

One officer was treated and released from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for a foot injury. Another suffered a hand injury. Both will be out of work for an unknown period of time. 

Tyler Hamilton, 21, Robert Hamilton, 38, Tammy Hamilton, 38, and Kaitlyne Hamilton, 20, all of 37 Blackhall St., were arrested along with three juveniles.

Tyler Hamilton was charged with interfering with a police officer and was released on a non-surety bond.

Robert Hamilton and Tammy Hamilton were charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with a police officer and are being held in lieu of $10,000. Kaitlyne Hamilton was charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with a police officer and is being held in lieu of $5,000. They are scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court on Monday.

Two of the juveniles were charged with assault on a police officer and interfering with a police officer. A third was charged with interfering with a police officer. Their cases will be heard in Juvenile Court.

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