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Watch: SLC man assaults police officer, punches him in the face

Posted at 1:53 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 17:00:34-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A man was arrested Monday night for assaulting a police officer, after officers reportedly found him trespassing in a stairwell.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers responded to a report of a trespasser near 1400 S. West Temple around 9:40 p.m. Monday.

When officers arrived on scene, they found 26-year-old Jeffrey Murray “intoxicated in a stairwell.”

“Officers assisted the male to his feet, however, once on his feet the male struck one of the officers in the face,” police wrote. Murray allegedly then resisted arrest as officers attempted to take him into custody.

Murray was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries he sustained from the confrontation, and what police called, “extreme intoxication.”

Warning: video contains explicit language.