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Ghana man accused of assaulting federal officers in Rochester

(Photo: MGN)

Rochester, N.Y. – A Republic of Ghana man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting federal officers as they attempted to take him into custody in Rochester last month.

On December 24, prosecutors say Customs and Border Patrol officers were patrolling the Greyhound bus station on Cumberland Street when they saw Nana Dwomah Yeboah, 34, place a package on a bench in the lobby and then exit the station. Officers investigated the package and allegedly found marijuana which appeared to be packaged for sale.

According to federal prosecutors, Yeboah returned to the area and was questioned by officers. When they attempted to detain him, he allegedly ran away and led officers on a short foot chase. When he apprehended, prosecutors say he fought officers for several minutes, inflecting facial injuries to one officer.

Yeboah is scheduled to appear at a detention hearing next week.

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