Burlington teen punched, strangled two officers - WCAX

Frustrated in his attempts to break into a car, a 19-year-old Burlington man assaulted police.

"Burlington Police say a witness told them Mbayayenge Mafuta, 19, was trying to break into a car using a screwdriver Thursday afternoon. The witness apparently followed Mafuta to Peru Street and George Street, where two officers took over. Those officers say Mafuta became “confrontational” when they tried to arrest him, they say he punched one officer and strangled another."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-01-08 16:34:24 -0500