Multiple police officers in Maryland were assaulted on July 4th during the arrest of a man for illegal fireworks, according to authorities.

The Annapolis Police Department stated that officers were called to the 700 block of Newtowne Drive in Annapolis around 10:15 p.m. in response to shots fired. While at the scene, they observed a man, later identified as 22-year-old Yameko Brown, attempting to light an illegal aerial firework.

Despite being warned by the police not to ignite the firework, Brown proceeded to light it while hurling profanities at the officer, authorities reported.

When an officer tried to arrest Brown, he pushed the officer to the ground, according to the police.

THIEVES IN PHILADELPHIA USE STOLEN U-HAUL TO TRIP ATM FROM GROCERY STORE, VIDEO SHOWS

Fireworks

Police detained a 22-year-old man who, despite being ordered not to, ignited an illegal aerial firework, according to authorities.
(iStock)

During the struggle to apprehend Brown, one officer sustained an arm injury. Authorities stated that a crowd gathered while this was happening.

The police reported that as they escorted Brown to a patrol vehicle, a female individual attempted to forcefully remove an officer’s holstered handgun. The officer managed to block the woman, who then fled into the crowd before returning to assault one of the officers.

Annapolis suspects

A woman and a man are wanted for alleged assaults on officers in Annapolis on July Fourth. (Annapolis Police Department)

The woman fled into the crowd once again and entered a building, while the crowd prevented officers from pursuing her, authorities said. During the search for the woman, a male suspect assaulted an officer and fled.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS BODYCAM VIDEO OF OFFICER TACKLING, PEPPER-SPRAYING WOMAN IS ‘DISTURBING’

“I cannot emphasize enough that it is unacceptable to physically assault police officers or attempt to disarm them,” said Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson. “The consequences of such actions can be severe and extensive. We will swiftly and decisively bring justice once the suspects are identified.”

Authorities have requested the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals involved, in order to press charges related to the assault on the officers.

CLICK TO GET THE NY NEWS APP

Brown is facing charges of discharging fireworks without a permit, possession of fireworks without a permit, two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order. He has been released on his own recognizance.

Share.
Leave A Reply