A man was arrested after he allegedly struck a Leavenworth police officer with a stick, a police spokesman said.

A man was arrested after he allegedly struck a Leavenworth police officer with a stick, a police spokesman said.

The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Pottawatomie Street.

The Leavenworth Police Department received a report that someone was tapping on windows of a vacant home with what initially was described as a crowbar.

Officers responded and found a 52-year-old man who was allegedly attempting to remove copper from the residence, said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

“He had a long (wooden) stick in his hand,” Nicodemus said of the suspect. “He swung the stick at officers several times.”

The stick struck one of the officers in the chest.

The suspect was arrested for allegations of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, interference with a law enforcement officer and criminal trespassing.

The suspect also was arrested for an unrelated warrant that had been issued in another jurisdiction.

Nicodemus said the officer who was hit with the stick did not need to go to the hospital after the incident.