Suspect Charged for attempting to stab an Officer

Photo by Jeremy Champagne (Scramble Studio)

At approximately 8:17pm, Friday evening, Police were called to a hotel on 18th St. N after a male patron had reportedly punched another male in the face. The suspect, who had fled before Police arrived was located in the area, but instantly became aggressive. He attempted to punch one of the responding officers and then pulled knife and swung at the other officer with the knife, narrowly missing him. A successful Taser deployment enabled Police to gain control of the combative suspect. A 34yr old Brandon man will appear in Court today after being charged with Assault PO, Assault PO with a weapon, Resist Arrest, and other weapons related charges.