RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – A man is under arrest after a violent struggle with officers on Wednesday.
Rancho Cordova police say they saw a man commit an “infraction relating to improper use of the crosswalk,” so officers went up and contacted him.
Officers say the man, identified as 41-year-old Sacramento resident Anthony Rushing, instead took off and ran through the Zindfandel light rail station.
Rushing was soon stopped at a nearby strip mall. A violent confrontation between him and the officers ensued, police say.
During the struggle, officers say a knife Rushing had in his hand was dropped. Rushing and the officers fell to the ground and, at that point, police say he tried to take a handgun from an officer’s holster.
Rushing was eventually taken into custody after officers used a Taser.
One officer was punched in the face by Rushing, police say. The officer suffered a minor injury and is expected to recover.
Rushing was booked into Sacramento County Jail and is now facing charges of resisting arrest, trying to take an officer’s firearm, and a probation violation.