Police report a Suffolk University student was arrested on assault and battery charges early this morning when she allegedly slammed her door on the shoulder of an officer investigating a loud party in her apartment.
Police say officers responding to loud-party complaints at an apartment at 28 Fleet St. in the North End knocked on the apartment door for 20 minutes without an answer:
After twenty minutes, the door suddenly opened and a female suspect yelled an obscenity at the officers before slamming the door shut on an officer's shoulder. After slamming the door on the officer's shoulder, the suspect attempted to flee the apartment. At one point, the suspect was heard to say, "I'm out of here, I'm a proud American." After a brief struggle, officers were able to subdue and apprehend the suspect. The suspect also stated that she wanted the officers to know her mother was an attorney.
Officers then found 25 people, some hiding in the apartment, some of whom told police that:
The suspect instructed them to shut the lights off and not to open the door. Moreover, party-goers state that the suspect physically blocked the door so no one could leave the apartment.
Dominque Demar, 21, of Colchester, CT, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (door) and resisting arrest.