VIDEO: Ohio Officer Under Attack Aided by Civilians
Two Ohio men rushed to help a police officer under attack by a "dangerous criminal" Saturday.
Officer Christopher Keene spotted 41-year-old Charles Cole just after 3 p.m. while Franklin police were searching the area for a suspect who had just burglarized a nearby home.
Franklin police Lt. Brian Pacifico told the Dayton Daily News Keene spotted Cole and attempted to talk to him.
"Male turns to run, officer Keene goes to give chase, the male turns around, where he punches officer Keene in the face twice," Pacifico said. "Male jumps on top of officer Keene and fight went from there. They rolled around for a minute."
Seconds later, Benjamin Lawson, 33, and Levi Miniard, 19, ran over to help the officer subdue his assailant.