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Police investigating brawling adults at Pinkerton Academy lacrosse match

April 19. 2018 11:29AM

DERRY — Police are investigating an assault that took place among the crowd attending a high school lacrosse game Tuesday at Pinkerton Academy.

“We took an assault report. We are investigating that,” said Capt. Vern Thomas of the Derry Police Department. “It appears to be between two adults.”

Thomas said no arrests had been made as of Wednesday afternoon, and he could not predict when charges would be brought forward, if warranted.

“I believe one person had minor injuries,” said Thomas, adding that individual did seek medical treatment. He stressed that although the case is still being investigated, it appears that only two people were involved.

The official police report on the incident had not been completed as of Wednesday afternoon; Thomas said he was unsure whether the injured person was transported from the scene.

Although police are continuing to investigate the altercation, Pinkerton Academy’s athletic director said he was unaware of the disruption at game time, and only learned about it late Tuesday night.

“I was on the field. Whatever occurred had occurred off the field. I didn’t see it,” said Brian O’Reilly, athletic director

The incident took place at Pinkerton Academy during its high school lacrosse game against Londonderry High School. Pinkerton won the game 13-6.

“The game went on without any problems. The game was well played and there were no incidents in the game,” said O’Reilly.

However, police, ambulance and fire personnel all responded to the late afternoon game.

“I truly do not know what this is about except that it did not affect our team … We are all wondering about this too,” said O’Reilly, who referred additional questions to the school’s headmaster.

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