PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday, the Providence Police Department charged a man with simple assault after he allegedly pushed a reporter who was covering the fatal shootout where his father was found dead earlier this week.
According to the Providence Journal, police have charged 30-year-old Joshua Maclean with assault after he allegedly pushed WJAR-TV's reporter Joanna Bouras into a concrete wall on Thursday. Bouras was uninjured following the incident and was on scene covering the standoff and shooting between police and Maclean's father, 61-year-old Scott Maclean.
Scott Maclean was found dead after the hours-long standoff on Thursday, after shooting rounds of bullets at police who had returned fire. Police were called to the scene for a domestic violence call.