Two city police officers were assaulted while investigating a report that people had been riding ATVs outside a Binghamton school.

Authorities said the attack happened around 7 p.m. Monday after a caller said all terrain vehicles were being operated on the baseball field behind Benjamin Franklin Elementary School at 262 Conklin Avenue.

When officers arrived at the South Side school, they observed about a half-dozen people and a disabled ATV on the field.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School on Binghamton's South Side in February 2016. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School on Binghamton's South Side in February 2016. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
loading...

The group was informed the ATV would be towed away. People in the crowd then began to threaten the officers and said they would physically attack them.

A disturbance erupted as police tried to take one person into custody. While placing him under arrest, two officers were assaulted. One was kicked in the head while the other was punched in the head and jaw.

Police said several officers were sent to deal with the hostile crowd. Two people were arrested.

According to a detective bureau news release, a 17-year-old boy and 24-year-old Nathaniel Price of Binghamton were charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.

The police officer who was punched in the head and jaw was treated for his injuries at a hospital and released.

Police said the incident remains under investigation and more charges are expected.

People with information may contact detectives at (607) 772-7080.

KISS 104.1 logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

LOOK: The 50 best small towns to raise a family in the U.S.

Looking for the best small towns to raise a family? Stacker compiled this list of the top 50 small towns in the United States using 2023 data from Niche.

Gallery Credit: Annalise Mantz

LOOK: The 21 most popular ice cream flavors in America

Stacker analyzed YouGov data and found the most popular ice cream flavors in the U.S. Read on to find America's favorite flavors.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

LOOK: The 21 most popular ice cream flavors in America

Stacker analyzed YouGov data and found the most popular ice cream flavors in the U.S. Read on to find America's favorite flavors.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

More From KISS 104.1