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Man who allegedly strangled police officer at South Bay Stop & Shop held without bail

A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly strangling a police officer at the South Bay Stop & Shop, and is currently being held in custody without bail.

Patrick Craddock was a fugitive from justice in New Hampshire, according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

At the time of the incident, Craddock was reportedly caught shoplifting at the South Bay Stop & Shop and an officer was called to deal with the incident. Officials say Craddock grabbed the officer’s radio off his shoulder, and then lunged at him.

The two then struggled with Craddock allegedly strangled the officer, according to officials. Craddock is facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery by strangulation, and shoplifting, according to the statement.

Craddock is expected to return to court on April 26th for a pre-trial hearing. He was ordered held without bail at the South Boston division of Boston Municipal Court.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: BOSTON GLOBE

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