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Cops: Concertgoer fights cop, troopers and bouncers

A Union Transfer concertgoer who transferred his anger onto three bouncers, two state troopers and a police officer early Saturday morning is now facing serious charges, according to police.

Cops: Concertgoer fights cop, troopers and bouncers

Union Transfer. (FILE)
Union Transfer. (FILE)

A Union Transfer concertgoer who transferred his anger onto three bouncers, two state troopers and a police officer early Saturday morning is now facing serious charges, according to police.

Kevin M. Baker Jr., 20, of 61st Street near Lansdowne Avenue, has been charged with assault on police, resisting arrest and related offenses for his poor performance.

According to city police, around 12:45 a.m. an unknown bouncer approached a police officer and two state troopers working around 10th and Spring Garden streets and told them there was a man being held by bouncers at Union Transfer, a concert venue.

When the three law enforcement officers arrived, they saw three security guards holding Baker on the ground. According to police, one of the guards told the officers that Baker had punched him five times. When the city cop and one of the troopers tried to take control of Baker, he allegedly punched the cop in the face.

It took the officer and both of the troopers to gain control of Baker and get him handcuffed, police said. The officer was treated for two small cuts to his face at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Police did not detail why Baker was initially detained by the security guards.

According to Union Transfer's website, Friday night's sold-out performance began at 11:30 p.m. and featured RL Grime, an electronic musician, and Salva, a DJ and producer.

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