PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Student Charged With Aggravated Assault Felony After Allegedly Kicking Police Officers

Penn State student Kaitlyn Testen faces a number of felony, misdemeanor, and summary charges after she allegedly fought with police officers when they approached her around 2 a.m. Sunday, April 23, near Haller Hall in South, according to StateCollege.com.

A man who was with Testen reportedly fled the scene and police requested more officers to locate him. Police have not identified him at this time.

Testen was reportedly intoxicated and stumbling. When police approached her, she refused to identify herself and tried to leave the area. Police requested university paramedics come to evaluate her, as they say she smelled strongly of alcohol and was slurring her words.

EMS tried to place Testen on a stretcher, but she broke her feet free and allegedly kicked one police officer in the face and another officer in the arm and hand. Inside a police car, she reportedly continued to kick at officers and the windows.

When Testen arrived at the university police station, police say she removed her shorts and urinated on an interview room floor.

Testen was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and summary counts of public drunkenness, purchase of alcohol by a minor, and criminal mischief. A preliminary hearing is set for May 3.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

Comments

Other posts by Elissa

Annual 5k Gets THON Up & Running

From tutus to Nittany Lion costumes to dogs and strollers, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 5k with so much dancing.

Homecoming Restructures Ahead Of 2019 Executive Committee Applications

How To Give Your Parents A Proper Tour Of Campus

Changes Introduced To Hazing Penalties Through ‘Tim’s Law’

Tim’s Law adds stricter penalties for hazing, as well as provides requirements for institutions and includes immunity for those who call for medical attention in hazing emergencies.

Penn State Fraternities’ CPR Training Is ‘First Step’ Toward Safer Greek Life

After 12 months, what began as an English 202 project is making Greek Life safer.

Send this to a friend