Good Samaritans aid officer in arrest

SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. (WOOD) — Two passersby are being credited for coming to the aid of a police officer who was having trouble arresting a man.

Police say the 19-year-old man, of Delton, was pulled over for speeding on VW Avenue near 16th Street in Schoolcraft around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

During the traffic stop, the sergeant discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant out of Kalamazoo County for operating while intoxicated.

The suspect complied with the officer and got out of his vehicle; however, when the sergeant began to handcuff the suspect he pulled away and tried to escape.

The officer and suspect ended up on the ground where the suspect continued to fight, according to police.

A passing bicyclist saw the incident and began assisting the officer. A second passerby in a vehicle also stopped and called 911.

A Vicksburg officer arrived on scene at which time the suspect was controlled and taken into custody by the officers and passersby.

The man is being held at the Kalamazoo County jail on the outstanding warrant and for resisting and obstructing an officer.

No one was injured in the incident.

The Schoolcraft Police Department stated in a news release that they are grateful for the assistance of the citizens.

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