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DAMASCUS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Several police officers were assaulted early Sunday at an underage drinking party in Damascus, Md.

Police say the officers responded to a party in the 9400 block of Damascus Road on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 11:50 p.m.

Officers observedseveral underage people in possession of alcohol in the backyard.

Police say they also observed a keg at the bottom of an outside stairwell leading to the basement door and approximately 35 people consuming alcohol inside of the home who appeared to be under the age of 21.

Police say officers spoke to the residents of the home who denied them access, and when they attempted to seize the keg from the backyard an officer was assaulted by a partygoer who was trying to grab several cases of beer.

Partygoers slammed the basement door on the officers arms and a second officer, who was assisting the first officer, was also assaulted by the homeowner.

While taking these two suspects into custody, the officers and deputies were assaulted by two other residents of the home.

Four residents of the home were arrested and charged with various offenses, police say. In addition to those arrested, officers charged 22 party-goers with alcohol related offenses via civil citations.

The following four residents of the home were arrested and charged as described below:

  • George Magas, age 54, was charged with attempting to remove a firearm from the possession of a Deputy Sheriff; attempting to incite a riot; 3 counts of Second Degree Assault; Obstructing and Hindering a Police Officer; and 22 Counts of furnishing Alcohol to a minor.
  • Cathy Magas, age 46, Second Degree Assault; Obstructing and Hindering a Police Officer; 22 counts of Furnishing Alcohol to a minor.
  • Nicholas Magas, age 21, attempting to incite a riot; Obstructing and Hindering a Police Officer; 22 counts of furnishing Alcohol to a minor.
  • Eric Magas, age 18, Second Degree Assault; attempting to incite a riot; Obstructing and Hindering a Police Officer; 22 counts of Furnishing Alcohol to a minor; possession of Fake ID to obtain alcohol; possessing more than one drivers license at any one time; knowingly and fraudulently obtaining license by misrepresentation; 3 counts of possessing a fictitious license.

Anyone who has information about this incident or has questions about the Holiday Season Task Force is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Traffic Division at 240-773-6600.
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