John Hopkins University professor charged with assault on security www.privateofficer.com
A Johns Hopkins University engineering professor was arrested early Sunday morning in Cape Cod, Mass., and charged with assaulting a 61-year-old security guard who said she was attempting to break up a party.
Noah J. Cowan, 38, was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60, said Sgt. Douglas DeCosta, a spokesman for the Falmouth Police Department. DeCosta said police responded to a call at the Marine Biology Laboratory, where Cowan was a visiting researcher, about 2:40 a.m. Sunday.
The security guard told police she had attempted to break up the revelers, who were drinking alcohol in an area where it wasn’t permitted, when Cowan approached her and said, “Do you know who I am?” The guard said Cowan shoved her, and police found red scratches and scarring on her arm, DeCosta said.