SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonia wants criminal charges pressed against U.S. soldiers detained after a clash with residents that left a policeman seriously injured, a police spokesman said Thursday.
Stevo Pendarovski said Macedonian authorities will seek assault charges against American soldiers allegedly responsible for injuring a Macedonian policeman and brawling with residents Wednesday.
The policeman was injured when he tried to intervene in a clash between the soldiers and civilians in Skopje, the capital. He suffered serious head injuries, Pendarovski said.
U.S. military spokesmen said the final decision on what action to take will rest with American military authorities after an investigation.