Irwin police chief assaulted outside police station, detectives say

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IRWIN, Pa. - The Irwin police chief was hospitalized Wednesday after being assaulted outside the police station.

Authorities said Chief Joseph Pocsatko said he was approached by a man asking how to file a complaint, but he refused to give his identity.

Pocstako said the man then attacked him and hit him with a telephone after he ran his license plate.

The suspect is facing charges of aggravated assault on a police officer.