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Montana teen allegedly assaulted for disrespect to national anthem; released from Sacred Heart

FILE PHOTO – A Montana man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy for disrespecting the U.S. Flag. The teenager suffered injuries that required him to be flown to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane for care. (AP)
FILE PHOTO – A Montana man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy for disrespecting the U.S. Flag. The teenager suffered injuries that required him to be flown to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane for care. (AP)
From staff and wire reports

A thirteen-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted on Saturday at the Mineral County fairgrounds by a man who claimed he was disrespecting the national anthem, KPAX reported.

Curt James Brockway was arrested by Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies Saturday evening, and a judge ordered him to be released of his own recognizance on Monday. Brockway was released from Sanders County jail Tuesday afternoon.

Taylor Hennick, who was at the fair, told the Missoulian she heard a “pop.”

“There was a little boy lying on the ground,” Hennick said. “He was bleeding out of his ears, seizing on the ground, just not coherent.”

The teen was flown to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Mineral County Sheriff Mike Boone told the Missoulian.

KPAX reported the boy returned to Montana to heal on Monday.

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