Police say an officer was taken for treatment after he was punched in the face during an arrest of a man reported trying to break into a South Philadelphia home.
Police said a 17-year-old returning to his home at about 11 p.m. Saturday reported a man pacing and screaming nearby, and after he ran inside the man started banging on the front door and cracked the glass.
Police said the 32-year-old man threatened and attacked a responding officer, punching him in the face, and the officer used a stun device twice. Other officers arrived and helped subdue the defendant, who police said “was actively resisting arrest."
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The officer was taken to Jefferson Hospital for shortness of breath, and the defendant was taken to Methodist Hospital for evaluation of the stun device strikes.