N.J. police officer gets probation in attack on Boston College hockey player

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Hunt, of Barrington, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and battery.

Boston, MA- DECEMBER 02, 2017: Boston College #24 Kevin Lohan and Boston University #19 Hank Crone battle for the puck during the first period of the mens hockey game between Boston University and Boston College at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA on December 02, 2017.  (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: sports reporter:
Boston College's Kevin Lohan, in a Dec. 2, 2017, game. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

BOSTON (AP) — A New Jersey police officer who pleaded guilty to his role in an unprovoked attack on a Boston College hockey player in a pizza shop could have the charge dismissed if he fully complies with conditions of a two-year probationary period.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Hunt, of Barrington, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and battery in the attack on Kevin Lohan at about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. Lohan needed his jaw wired shut for three weeks.

The judge continued the case, meaning charges will be dismissed if Hunt remains alcohol and drug free, undergoes anger management, and pays Lohan about $2,600 in restitution.

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Hunt is an officer in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.

Lohan is no longer on BC’s hockey roster.

Another man charged in the attack faces trial in February.

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