KDPS: Man arrested after assaulting officer

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — On man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly attacking a Kalamazoo police officer who was investigating a possible domestic assault and drug case.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the possible assault was reported to a downtown beat officer just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The officer soon found the couple described in that incident, then discovered marijuana and tried to arrest the man involved.

However, police say a 28-year-old Kalamazoo man stepped in, assaulting the officer before running off. The officer chased and tackled the man. There was a struggle that ended with the officer arresting the man.

Police say both the officer and the 28-year-old sustained minor injuries. The 28-year-old was treated with basic first aid and then jailed on charges of resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Meanwhile, the man involved in the possible assault and marijuana also took off. He has not been identified, according to KDPS.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call KDPS at 269.337.8139 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.