of attacking a nationally recognized mascot on his home turf. With those details here’s WKBN 27 First News Reporter Nadine Grimley. Appearing as if nothing happened. Hubbard’s beloved Eagle the most spirited mascot in the country — still entertained the stadium during halftime at Friday’s home game against Poland. But during the first half of the game… OFFICER: “APPARENTLY SOMEONE SWUNG AND HIT OUR MASCOT.” A random attack. Happening while the Eagle was mingling with the crowd. ACTING CHIEF ROBERT THOMPSON/ HUBBARD POLICE DEPT: “SOMEBODY JUST WALKED UP TO HIM FOR NO APPARENT REASON TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO SMACK HIM IN THE BEAK.” Police were able to track the suspect — now identified as 35- year-old Erik Szelest to the parking lot. ACTING CHIEF ROBERT THOMPSON/ HUBBARD POLICE DEPT: “ONE OF THE WITNESS STATEMENTS STATED THE PERSON LEFT ANGRILY.” According to a police report Szelest uttered “the mascot had something on his beak, I got it off.” as he was taken into custody. He’s now charged with assault. ACTING CHIEF ROBERT THOMPSON/ HUBBARD POLICE DEPT: “I ACTUALLY WENT AND MADE SURE THAT THE EAGLE WAS OK, TALKED TO HIM BRIEFLY, HE WAS OK A LITTLE SHAKEN UP, BUT OBVIOUSLY HE’S A GOOD KID SO HE TOOK IT WELL AND WENT OUT AND DID HIS HALFTIME SHOW.” Szelest remains in the Trumbull County Jail on five-thousand dollars bond. He’s due back in court November 7th. In Hubbard Nadine Grimley WKBN 27 First News.