Man held on charges he pulled cop with car before being shot

Clark was ordered held without bail

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WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arraigned on charges he dragged a police officer with his car before being shot by another officer.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan says 27-year-old Michael Clark, of Tyngsborough, was arraigned Friday on charges of assault with intent to murder and related crimes.

Prosecutors say an officer tried to stop Clark’s vehicle in Tyngsborough on July 16. They say Clark fled in the car, and the officer followed him to Chelmsford.

A Chelmsford officer then tried to stop Clark. Prosecutors say Clark pulled over but reversed when the Chelmsford officer approached, catching him on the car door and dragging him. The Tyngsborough officer then shot Clark twice.

Clark was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

It’s unclear whether Clark has retained a lawyer.

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