PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Pittsburgh police officers and a suspect are getting medical treatment after an altercation in Oakland.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Curtis Lyman, was the backseat passenger in a vehicle pulled over in the Oak Hill housing development.
A Zone 2 police officer pulled over the car because of a traffic violation. The officer said he noticed Lyman was acting suspicious, so he called for backup and asked Lyman to step out of the vehicle for a pat-down.
“At that point he consented to a search,” Pittsburgh Police Lt. Robert Roth said. “When he did that, he charged one of the officers, actually head-butting him, spun around and punched another officer in the eye in an attempt to escape.”
One of the officers was uniformed. The other officer involved in the altercation was wearing plainclothes.
Police used a taser to bring Lyman under control. Lyman’s godmother, Dolores Austin, is facing an obstruction of justice charge.
Lyman is facing aggravated assault, resisting arrest and drug charges.