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Man arrested after cutting police officer

Continued to resist arrest
Omer Arbab
Omer Arbab(Hall County Jail)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 12:42 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island police officer received a cut on his hand while trying to detain a man attempting to stab him with a knife.

The incident began Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of East Bismark Road and South Pine Street in Pier Park. Two passers-by called police when they saw the man laying on a picnic table and not moving. When awakened by the first officer on the scene, the man refused to cooperate.

As other officers arrived, the man - identified as Omer Arbab - took a three-inch bladed knife from a bag. Arbab tried to stab the officer in the chest, but ended up cutting him in the left hand.

Arbab then started to walk away and was later confronted by other officers after walking about two blocks to the east. Since the suspect continued to threaten them with the knife, police attempted to subdue him with tasers, but were unsuccessful. They were eventually able to utilize a bean bag shot to bring Arbab under control and used a baton to take the knife. He continued to resist as officers applied handcuffs.

The cut to the hand of the officer involved was not serious and did not require stitches.

Arbab was arrested for 2nd degree assault on a police officer, obstruction, use of a weapon to commit a felony and resisting arrest. He is being held in the Hall County Jail.

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