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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Man threatens police with bicycle

  • A Leavenworth man was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened police officers with a bicycle, a police spokesman said.
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  • A Leavenworth man was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened police officers with a bicycle, a police spokesman said.
    The incident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Osage Street. Police were called to the area for a report of a domestic disturbance.
    When police arrived, they met with a 36-year-old man in front of his residence. The man, who reportedly had been involved in an argument with a woman, refused to follow officers’ instructions, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    “He initially took up a fighting stance against the officers,” Nicodemus said.
    The man then allegedly ran from the officers.
    “He ran up toward the residence and grabbed a bicycle,” Nicodemus said.
    The man allegedly moved toward officers as if he was going to throw the bicycle at them.
    “At some point during this, he sat the bike down,” Nicodemus said.
    Officers took the man into custody. Nicodemus said the man still didn’t comply with the officers’ orders.
    “They did use force to take him into custody,” Nicodemus said.
    At some point during the incident, officers used a Taser gun, the deputy chief said.
    After the suspect was placed in handcuffs, he reportedly began to slam his head into a concrete porch.
    Nicodemus said the man suffered facial injuries. He was treated at the scene by Leavenworth County EMS personnel.
    He was arrested for an allegation of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.
    Nicodemus said the woman with whom the suspect had argued also was not cooperative with police but she was not arrested.

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