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Suspect Arrested After Acting Erratically

A man is in custody after reportedly behaving erratically on the McKnight Way overpass of Highway 49. Grass Valley Police Captain Steve Johnson says there were several calls that he was wandering in and out of traffic, and one report said he was throwing rocks at cars. Johnson says when an officer approached him, he became combative…

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Highway Patrol officers were also on the scene. One tried to use a taser, but that didn’t help, so Johnson says force was then used…

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Johnson says he also tried to grab an officer’s gun. Eventually, the man was apprehended…

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He was arrested on charges of attempting to remove a firearm from a peace officer, battery on a peace officer, and resisting arrest by force or violence. One officer was injured in the altercation, and was taken to the emergency room, treated, and released.

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