- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked two Phoenix police officers and two nurses with a screwdriver.

Police say 37-year-old Arturo Reyes Garcia is jailed on suspicion of two counts each of aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated assault on medical staff.

Two nurses called police from a north Phoenix medical facility about 8 p.m. Saturday after Garcia became combative.

Authorities say during the nurses’ attempts to calm Garcia, he allegedly attacked them with a screwdriver and left them with wounds to their hands wrists.

Police located Garcia a short distance away and say he was uncooperative.

Garcia allegedly attacked a female officer with a screwdriver as police were trying to handcuff him.

They say a policeman also suffered injuries, but they weren’t caused by the screwdriver.


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