Assault Charges for Man Who Police Say Punched Police Horse During Eagles Tailgate

A Montgomery County teenager is accused of attacking a Pennsylvania state trooper and his police horse during an incident in the parking lots prior to the NFC Championship Game between the Eagles and Vikings Sunday.

Police confirmed with NBC10 an arrest was made around 3:15 p.m. following a “disturbance” outside Lincoln Financial Field.

On Monday, police identified the suspect at Andrew Tornetta of North Wales, Pennsylvania. The 19-year-old is accused of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and related counts after police said he punched the trooper and a police horse.

Philadelphia Police revealed details about what they say happened after police told people to leave the area in Lot M:

“While mounted atop the horse, the (police) corporal began to escort him away from the crowd, again telling him to leave,” police said in a news release. “The offender became verbally combative and maneuvered himself out of his jacket and was grabbed by his sweatshirt to maintain control due to him being under arrest. The offender then struck the officer’s horse two times with his fist on his right front shoulder. The offender then struck the corporal on the right side of his face, below his eye, causing redness

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