Police in Troy, New York had a difficult time arresting one suspect, and two officers were injured during the process.

Police officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of a subject behaving belligerently. The caller advised that the subject was using a knife to damage property, trying to gain access to her home, and hitting his head on walls. She also informed officers that the subject had a handgun in his vehicle.

According to CBS 6, Officers arrived at the location and they encountered 21-year old Ethan Jordan, of Troy. When the officers approached Mr. Jordan, he immediately punched the first responder in the face. The officer and Mr. Jordan became involved in a very violent struggle and Jordan began to bite, punch, kick, and choke the officer. The officer sustained bruises and cuts on his legs, neck, and hands.

When a second officer responded to the scene, he began to assist his partner and in the process he injured his hand. Both officers were treated at a local hospital and are unable to resume their regular duties at this time.

Several more officers responded to the scene and became involved in the struggle. They were eventually able to gain control of Mr. Jordan and to place him in handcuffs.

Ethan Jordan‘s behavior continued to be so erratic while he was en route to the police station, that officers asked the Fire Department to give Mr. Jordan a mental evaluation. He was taken to a nearby emergency room where he continued to cause disturbances.

Mr. Ethan Jordan was charged with assault on a police officer, second-degree strangulation, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree criminal trespass. If Jordan is convicted for all of these charges, he could receive up to 34 years in jail.

Officials have not disclosed what caused Mr. Jordan’s erratic behavior, but there is evidently something is wrong with him if he is behaving like this. I hope he gets the help that he needs.

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