Minnesota Man Accused of Trying to Disarm, Assault Police Officers

A Cedar Rapids Police cruiser drives on 1st Street SW toward the police station on the afternoon of Wedneday, September 26, 2007.

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By Aaron Hepker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Minnesota man is accused of fighting with, and trying to disarm, Cedar Rapids police officers.

According to the Cedar Rapids police department and Linn County Attorney's Office, officers were called to 500 block of 58th Ave. SW and discovered 23-year-old Jacob J. Schwartz there. Authorities said Schwartz was intoxicated, but when police attempted to place him under arrest, he became violent and combative.

Schwartz is accused of kicking one officer in the head and punching another officer in the face with a closed fist. The officers suffered bruising and abrasions.

Authorities said Schwartz also attempted to undo the safety latch on one of the officers holsters, grabbed the handle of his firearm and also grabbed the handle of his Taser.

Schwartz faces charges of attempting to disarm a peace officer, two counts of assault on a peace officer causing injury, interference with official acts causing injury and public intoxication.

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