Attacked by Three Men, but Held on to His Prisoner.

Patrolman McGowan of the Mulberry Street Station was assaulted last night in trying to make an arrest in Elizabeth Street. He was pounded on the head, knocked down, and kicked in the face. His head, nose, and lips were cut. Patrick Slevin, twenty-five years old, a driver, of 29 Prince Street, was locked up on a charge of assaulting McGowan. Two other men escaped.

Slevin was behaving in a disorderly manner in Elizabeth Street and the policeman ordered him to desist. He refused, and the policeman caught hold of him. Slevin, he says, seized him by the arm, and just then two men walked up behind him. He was struck on the head and he went down. He was kicked in the face and head several times by the men, but he managed to catch hold of Slevin and hold him.

Policeman Mitchell of the Mulberry Street Station ran to his assistance, whereupon the other two men decamped. At the station house a surgeon was summoned from the Hudson Street Hospital and attended McGowan and his prisoner, who had a gash in his head from a nightstick.

New York (New York) Times, September 21, 1903.

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