Abuse allegation at Polk Center

State police are investigating an allegation of abuse at Polk Center.

Police said the incident occurred between May 13 and May 14 when a staff member allegedly used a shirt to strangle a resident at the center’s Southside Cottage A.

A minor injury to the resident resulted from the assault, police said.

The staff member was described in a report as a 39-year-old man, and the resident was described as a 25-year-old woman.

Police said their investigation is continuing.