Man assaults Lincoln Police Officer during arrest
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Officers with the Lincoln Police Department say a man who had an 8-inch blade knife in his backpack shoved an officer into a brick wall while being arrested.
On Sunday, around 4:30 p.m., officers were called to an area of 14th and Superior Streets for a domestic disturbance.
LPD said officers made contact with 30-year-old King Smith-Booth and learned he had outstanding warrants for leaving the scene of an accident.
According to police, Smith-Booth became non-compliant and was argumentative. LPD said Smith-Booth tried reaching into his backpack where a knife was sticking out.
LPD said officers tried taking him into custody but he became aggressive towards officers and during a lengthy struggle, Smith-Booth shoved an officer into a brick wall causing a significant head injury. LPD said the officer had a laceration to the head which required multiple stitches.
Officers said they deployed a taser and were able to take him into custody.
LPD said officers found an 8-inch blade knife in Smith-Booth’s backpack.
Officers determined that Smith-Booth was not allowed to possess a deadly weapon because of previous convictions.
Smith-Booth was taken into custody for the warrants and is facing assault on an officer charges, possession of a deadly weapon by prohibited person, resist arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing a police officer.
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