Frisbie security guard severely injured in early morning attack

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Tyler Thurston (Rochester Police photo)

ROCHESTER - A Frisbie Memorial Hospital security officer sustained serious injuries early Sunday morning when he was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by a 29-year-old New Durham man.

Rochester Police responded to the hospital parking lot where the attack occurred and arrested Tyler Thurston.

The security officer, who was unresponsive following the alleged attack, had been punched in the face and fell to the pavement striking his head, police say. He was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Thurston was charged with second degree assault. He is being held at Strafford County Jail on no bail pending an arraignment today.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated. Police are asking that anyone in the area who may have witnessed the incident contact them at 603-330-7128. Tipsters can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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