A man was taken into custody Thursday after Union City police said he attacked his mother and then turned on an officer.
The incident started as a disturbance call, Union City police spokesman Officer Jerome Turner Jr. told Channel 2 Action News.
Officers arrived at the scene and determined a man had attacked his mother and damaged her car. He had injuries to his head and upper torso, Turner said.
“The male subject then turned his aggression to the officer on scene and attacked the uniformed police officer,” he said.
The officer used a stun gun to “regain control of the situation,” and arrested the man, Turner said. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
“Union City Police Department makes every effort to ensure that sworn staff are trained in restraint and de-escalation for any given situation or incident,” Turner said. “However, there are times police officers can’t predict or train for every possible outcome; this is when our training, knowledge and experience play an integral part in their situational awareness.”
The officer was not injured in the incident.
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