Princeton's Cannady suspended after swinging at campus cop

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Princeton's Cannady suspended after swinging at campus cop. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on January 20, 2019.

Officials say Devin Cannady has been suspended from the Princeton University basketball team after throwing a punch at a campus police officer and being arrested following a confrontation at a convenience store.

Daniel Day, assistant vice president of communications, says the 22-year-old Cannady, Princeton's leading scorer who ranks fifth on the university's all-time scoring list, was suspended Friday.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said Cannady was arrested after a confrontation with customers and police at a campus convenience store. He faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Campus police were called to the Wawa convenience store at 3:30 a.m. Friday. Officials said Cannady pushed a customer and threatened others during the incident. He later began cursing at university officers and swung a punch at one of the campus patrolmen, who ducked out of the way, authorities said. Cannady's punch glanced off the patrolmen's hand.

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