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Man charged in shelter fracas allegedly tried to take Keene officer's gun

June 18. 2017 11:16AM

KEENE - Two Keene police officers were punched in the face when they arrived at a homeless shelter Saturday night, according to police.

Tenants at the Men's Homeless Shelter also hindered police in their ability to take control of the scene, Keene police allege.

The incident resulted in three arrests, the most serious being a felony charge against Tobias Tarr, 40. He is charged with attempting to take a firearm from an officer.

Tarr also faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly punching Officer Timothy Richmond in the face and resisting arrest.

Police said the incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m.,  they were called to the shelter at 139 Roxbury St. to deal with a combative intoxicated person possibly experiencing medical issues.

In addition to Tarr, Max Shore, 28, was charged with simple assault for allegedly punching Officer Bowers in the face. He threw a second punch and missed, police allege. He also is charged with resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Frank Philbrook, 48, was charge with resisting arrest.

Tarr is being held on $10,000 cash bail. Shore and Philbrook were held without bail.

All three are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in 8th Circuit Court - District Division - Keene.

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