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Arlington Man Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Woman

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Shawn Powers (Credit: Arlington Police)

Shawn Powers (Credit: Arlington Police)

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ARLINGTON (CBS) — Police say a pregnant woman walking near Spy Pond was assaulted by a homeless man on a bicycle.

It happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Shawn Powers, 46, of Arlington pulled up to a man and woman whom he knew, walking along the path, dropped his bicycle and began yelling and swinging at them.

Powers, who was allegedly drunk at the time, punched the pregnant woman in the forearms and stomach area.

She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital complaining of stomach pain.

Powers was later located and charged with assault and battery and assault and battery on a pregnant woman.

During booking, police say Powers was uncooperative with police and gave them the middle finger while his booking photo was being taken.

He’s being held on no bail pending his arraignment.

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