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Mason police chief assaulted during stop

The police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting a police chief during a traffic stop in Mason.

The police department said Chief Hutchens was trying to arrest 38-year-old Russell Monbleau of Fitchburg, Mass., on Friday night when Monbleau struck him several times and threw a metal chair at him, knocking him to the ground.

Monbleau then ran into the woods. The police searched the area with dogs but were unable to find him.

The police arrested the driver of the car, 34-year-old Danielle Dickstein of Amherst, on charges of possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.

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