An Auburn police officer received minor injuries when an Auburn man allegedly resisted arrest Tuesday morning, the Auburn Police Department said.
Auburn deputy chief Roger Anthony said an officer made a call about suspicious activity at 1:03 a.m. The officer saw Jason J. Murphy, 36, of 81 Bradford St., at the parking lot of Mavis Discount Tire, 33 E. Genesee St., standing outside a vehicle with a car door open and a purse in his hand, Anthony said.
When the officer approached Murphy, he reached for his pocket, Anthony said. Anthony said the officer ordered Murphy to take his hands out of his pockets, and the officer later recovered a knife from Murphy.
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While Murphy was being arrested, he pulled away from the officer, knocking them both to the ground, Anthony said. Anthony said another officer arrived at the scene as the two went to the ground.
The officer was treated for abrasions and swelling at Auburn Community Hospital, though Anthony noted the injuries were relatively minor.
Murphy was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony; resisting arrest, a misdemeanor; and a city weapons ordinance violation.