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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.

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