Cedar Rapids police say Minnesota man tried to disarm, assault officers

Suspect grabbed firearm, Taser before being subdued

Published: February 3 2014 | 12:07 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:05 am in
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A Minnesota man is accused of fighting with, and trying to disarm, Cedar Rapids police officers.

According to the Cedar Rapids police department and Linn County Attorney's Office, officers were called to the 500 block of 58th Ave. SW and discovered 23-year-old Jacob J. Schwartz there. Authorities said Schwartz was intoxicated, but when police attempted to place him under arrest, he became violent and combative.

Schwartz is accused of kicking one officer in the head and punching another officer in the face with a closed fist. The officers suffered bruising and abrasions.

Authorities said Schwartz also attempted to undo the safety latch on one of the officers' holsters, grabbed the handle of his firearm and also grabbed the handle of his Taser.

Schwartz faces charges of attempting to disarm a peace officer, two counts of assault on a peace officer causing injury, interference with official acts causing injury and public intoxication.

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