Newly available court documents shed light on the arrest of Bruins forward Milan Lucic early Saturday after he allegedly attacked his wife during an argument over a missing cell phone.
According to a police report filed in Boston Municipal Court, officers responded to Lucic’s North End apartment building shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday and spoke with his wife, who said Lucic became violent after returning home from a night out.
Lucic reportedly couldn’t find his phone and began yelling at his wife, believing she had hidden it from him, the police report said.
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“The victim stated that she did not have his cell phone with her and did not know where it was located,” police wrote. “She stated that she tried to run away from her husband and stated that the suspect grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back. She stated that the suspect told her that she was not going anywhere.”
According to the report, Lucic’s wife said he had been drinking that night. She refused medical treatment and told police that her husband had not tried to strangle her, although an officer at the scene noticed redness on her chest.
Officers went to the couple’s apartment and spoke with Lucic, who reportedly appeared intoxicated when he answered the door.
“He stated to officers that nothing had happened and did not attempt to provide any explanation,” police wrote.
According to the report, officers also found a broken lamp and what appeared to be shards of glass on the bedroom floor, although Lucic reportedly told police it was broken plastic. The professional athlete was taken into custody without incident.
He will be arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of assault and battery on a family member. It was not immediately clear whether Lucic had hired an attorney.
The Bruins announced on Saturday that Lucic was a indefinite leave of the team.
“The organization takes these matters very seriously and will work with the Lucic family to provide any support and assistance they need,” the statement said. “We would like to make no further comment at this time.”
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