A Battle Creek Police officer was wounded after a suspect attempted to take his weapon.

It all began when officers were called to the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Capital Avenue NE, at around 4 PM, Thursday afternoon of May 26th. A 49-year-old Battle Creek man was dancing in traffic and attempting to be hit by passing vehicles. The officers determined he was having a mental health crisis and tried to assure him that they were there to help him. They attempted to take him into protective custody and a struggle ensued, with the man grabbing an officer's handgun and firing it. The gun fired through the holster, with the shot grazing the officer's leg.

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The man was arrested, without injury, and taken to the Calhoun County Jail, where he will also receive mental health care. The officer was treated for a minor gunshot wound.


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