The Tallahassee Police Department says
a 65-year-old man has been arrested after hitting an officer with a
Police spokesman David McCranie said Harold Rivers is facing
charges of aggravated battery on an officer and resisting arrest
McCranie said Rivers grabbed the 3-foot-long branch early
Thursday and raised it at Officer David Covan.
Covan unsuccessfully tried to subdue Rivers with a Taser, and
Rivers then repeatedly hit Covan with the branch. The officer, who
sustained minor injuries in the attack, then used his baton to
Rivers was treated for minor injuries at a hospital, then taken
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