Man tries to grab officer's holstered weapon
LINCOLN - A Lincoln man is in jail for first-degree assault on an officer after he reached for an officer’s gun leading to a nearly two-minute struggle.
Police say on August 3rd, officers responded to a suicidal person.
When officers arrived, they decided that 28-year-old Joseph Guenther would be taken to a medical facility for an evaluation.
As officers tried to handcuff Guenther, he began grabbing at the other officer’s weapon.
Police say a struggle ensued with the firearm halfway out of the holster.
Eventually, the man was able to be handcuffed without injury.
He was released from a hospital on August 12th and taken to jail for first-degree assault on an officer and resisting arrest.