NP Officer hurt as suspect reaches for his gun

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A North Platte Police officer was assaulted on the job Thursday morning, after midnight. Officer Beth Kerr says Officer Alexander Parker responded to a call of a home break in.

The officer tried to detain 27-year-old Walterio Seabrooks. During a scuffle, Kerr says Seabrooks tried to take the Parker's firearm from the holster multiple times. Both Parker and Seabrooks were injured.

Officer Parker was bitten and punched, and was transported to the emergency room. He is still in the hospital for evaluation.

Seabrooks, who is from North Platte, was arrested and went to the Lincoln County Detention Center. That's where jail staff found marijuana.

Seabrooks is facing a list of charges, including attempted second degree murder, a class 1C felony, resisting arrest, a class 1 misdemeanor, second degree criminal trespassing, a class III misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, an infraction.

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