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Police: Man arrested for assaulting emergency personnel inside police department

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 22:34:22-04

LOCKLAND, Ohio — A man was arrested Saturday night after he forced his way into a police department and allegedly began assaulting officers and one firefighter inside, according to court records.

Y.C. Arnold, 33, pushed his way into the Lockland Police Department and allegedly attacked and fought police officers and one Lockland firefighter present. He was charged with assault, obstruction of official business and resisting arrest for the incident.

None of the Lockland officers or firefighters were seriously injured in the altercation, but Arnold's affadavit states he continued to fight officials through the entire incident.

"I've been an officer here for 20 years and never seen nothing like it -- somebody trying to break into a police station," said Sgt. Chris Moermond, with the Lockland Police Department. "Makes you feel a little unsafe. Worry about your officers. Main priority, like I said, is our officer safety. That each officer goes home at the end of their shift to their friends and family."

Moermond said officers struggled with Arnold for five minutes before they were able to call for help. Nearly 10 different agencies quickly responded after Lockland police radioed for aid, and Moermond said it took at least six officers to finally place Arnold under arrest.

Arnold was also charged with drug possession after he was found to have multiple baggies containing a substance suspected to be heroin inside of his body.

"Everyday it's something different with this job," said Moermond. "You don't know what you're going to encounter when you come into work. You just never know. I've seen some crazy things doing this job, but that's one of the craziest."

Arnold is being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center and will be arraigned Monday morning.