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SLC Police: Man arrested for kicking grandma in chest, knocking her out

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 21:12:59-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police arrested a man Friday night on suspicion of assaulting an elderly woman.

Police say Daniel Mutambala, 18, got upset at his 84-year-old grandmother who he lives with and kicked her in the chest, knocking her unconscious. She was transported to a hospital because she was having trouble breathing. An update on her condition was not available.

Mutambala then resisted arrest, police say, pulling away from officers and getting into a "fighting stance." He was tased and taken into custody.

He was arrested on charges of felony aggravated abuse of an elder adult and misdemeanor interference with an arresting officer.