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Miami fan charged with felony for striking police officer at Canes-Hokies game

A Miami fan has been charged with felony battery and disorderly conduct after striking a police officer during the Hurricanes’ 28-10 defeat of Virginia Tech on Saturday night. From the Associated Press:

Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said in an email Sunday that Bridget Freitas, a 30-year-old nurse, has been charged with felony battery on a police officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He said the department is reviewing the video to make sure proper procedures were followed in the altercation at Hard Rock Stadium during Miami’s win Saturday over Virginia Tech.

Video of the incident was posted to Twitter. It shows Freitas being carried away by a host of Miami-Dade police officers. She strikes Detective Douglas Ross with a back-handed slap, who immediately responded by punching Freitas in the face.

Miami athletics officials told the AP it is looking into the incident.

Jail records accessed by the AP indicate Freitas was no longer in custody as of Sunday afternoon.