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Teen who flew drone with handgun arrested after scuffle with cops

CLINTON, Conn. - The teenager who got national attention for posting a video of a drone firing a handgun, is accused of assaulting a police officer who was attempting to arrest him on charges related to a motor vehicle case.

Austin Haughwout appeared in Middletown court on Thursday to face charges that Clinton police say had nothing to do with the unmanned aircraft.

CBS Connecticut reports that police say they asked 18-year-old Austin Haughwout to come to the police station to be arrested on Wednesday. When he arrived, police say he refused to obey an officer's instructions, and then tried to leave.

The officer reportedly tried to restrain him, and a fight started.

Police say Haughwout hit and kicked officers, who suffered minor injuries.

The teen later had difficulty breathing, and was taken to Middlesex Memorial Shoreline Clinic, where he was treated and sent back to the police station.

After his court appearance Haughwout was released on bond. He is due back in court August 13.

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