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Man suspected of hitting CSPD officer in the head with a broom at Walmart

Posted at 7:36 AM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 09:40:16-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – One man is in custody after police said he hit an officer in the head with a broom handle Thursday night.

Colorado Spring Police were dispatched to the Walmart near Palmer Park and Powers Blvd. around 10:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a disturbance.

When they arrived on scene, they found a man carrying a broom handle and threatening store employees and officers.

Police tried to arrest the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Pazerekas, but in the process an officer was struck in the head with a broom.

The officer was treated and released from the hospital.