Man arrested for allegedly stealing a vehicle and assaulting an officer

Apr 20, 2022, 7:31 PM
A 28-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday by Salt Lake City Police for allegedly stealing a vehicle and assaulting a police officer. Photo credit: Salt Lake City Police

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly stole a vehicle in addition to assaulting a police officer on Wednesday.

Police say that a suspicious vehicle, determined later to be stolen, was discovered in a parking lot of a hotel at 1900 West North Temple on Wednesday morning at 8:05 a.m.

Assaulting an officer

According to police, officers approached the vehicle and attempted to take the suspect into custody. However, the suspect, identified as Hung Nguyen, refused to cooperate. Police say as Nguyen was being arrested, he assaulted one of the officers, causing a minor injury to the officer. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

According to a probable cause statement, Nguyen was in possession of brass knuckles when officers first approached him.

Police say that a TASER was successfully used, and Nguyen was taken into custody.

Nguyen was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interference with arresting officer.


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