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Suspect arrested for assault on police officers

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Mar 04 2014 09:00:27 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 04 2014 09:03:55 AM CST
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CHICO, Calif. -

A Butte County man was arrested for assaulting two police officers who were trying to arrest him.   

The confrontation happened at a bus stop on Notre Dame Boulevard in Chico just after 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Officers responded to a report of a man threatening people with a gun at the bus stop near McDonald's.  Police responded and found 25-year-old Justin McGuire of Oroville.

Police said McGuire didn't obey their commands and fought officers who tried to arrest him.

One officer was kicked, another suffered a hand injury during the exchange.  Police said McGuire was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.  He did not have a gun at the time officers apprehended him.

He was arrested for resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer.