FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A man who had hit a person with a brick lead to a “violent struggle” with police Tuesday according to investigators.
Visalia police were called to the area of Houston Avenue and Irma Street following reports of a suspect who had hit a person with a brick – and threatened another. When officers arrived, they say they found Javier Holguin, 34.
Investigators say Holguin refused commands and threw a brick at an officer, missing the officer and striking and damaging a patrol vehicle.
Officers used “less-lethal munitions” and a stun gun, but both were ineffective according to police.
Investigators say a K-9 officer was deployed and after a struggle, Holguin was taken into custody.
Holguin was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries. He will be booked into a Tulare County jail on several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.
The K-9 officer received a minor injury and received treatment.