Teenager accused of assaulting 3 family members

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ELKHART — A 17-year-old male is accused of aggravated assault and interfering in the reporting of a crime after he allegedly attacked three family members on Monday.

The 17-year-old allegedly shoved his 52-year-old grandfather to the ground, causing scrapes, cuts and back pain. 

Police said the teenager inadvertently knocked over a ladder that landed on a 56-year-old female family member, causing head and back pain. 

At a nearby address, the juvenile allegedly prevented a 69-year-old female family member from calling 911 and, police said, shoved her to the ground, causing scrapes, cuts and back pain.

The 17-year-old was taken to the Elkhart Juvenile Detention Center.

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