By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man was tased and arrested early Sunday morning after assaulting a Pittsburgh Police officer.READ MORE: Trump-Backed Candidate Bob Paduchik Tapped To Head Ohio Republican Party
Police say the man approached an officer who was parked inside his vehicle along Liberty Avenue early Sunday morning.
When he approached the vehicle, he asked to file a police report and started punching the window.
At this point, the officer go out of the vehicle and was hit in the the chest by the man.READ MORE: Police Arrest Man Accused Of Shooting Neighbor In The Arm After Dispute
The officer and man got into an altercation while the officer called for backup. During the altercation, the officer dropped the keys to his vehicle.
When the backup officer arrived at the scene, he used his taser to subdue the man.
The keys that had been dropped were found inside the man’s pockets after he was arrested and taken to be cleared for medical purposes before taken to the Allegheny County Jail.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Heavy Rainfall, Flood Watches And Warnings Issued
He is facing charges of:
- Aggravated Assault
- Theft By Unlawful Taking
- Disorderly Conduct
- Resisting Arrest