Baltimore Police Officers Attacked, One Knocked Out by Suspect [VIDEO]
Two Baltimore police officers were attacked by a man while trying to talk to him on a residential city street, according to a video posted to World Star Hip Hop on Thursday.
The video shows two uniformed officers, a Black man (a trainee) and a white woman, attempting to talk to a young shirtless Black man. The man keeps telling the officers not to touch him. A crowd of onlookers is gathered around on the sidewalk at a distance while others can be seen looking out from ground floor rowhouse windows, doors and an alley gate.
After a minute or so of this the confrontation escalates as the officers decide to take the man in to custody.
The man violently resists, struggling against both officers and then eventually squaring off against the female officer. The male officer attempts to intercede and is dropped by one punch to the head by the suspect. Someone off camera warns the suspect is trying to take the unconscious officer’s weapon. The officer quickly comes to and helps the female officer as she tries to handcuff the suspect. All three end up wrestling on the sidewalk.