A Cincinnati police officer was assaulted Tuesday by a man who called 911 claiming to be the victim of a robbery, according to Dan Hils, president of the Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police.
According to Hils, the officer was "savagely ambushed, attacked and beaten by an apparently mentally disturbed man."
Cincinnati police said the alleged attack happened around 11:07 a.m.
Cincinnati police arrested 19-year-old Jermykle Williams Tuesday afternoon. He faces charges of felonious assault, aggravated robbery, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and failure to disclose personal information, WCPO reports.
In the struggle, Williams allegedly attempted to steal the officer's gun, according to court documents.
Hils said the police officer suffered head injuries in the attack; Cincinnati police said the officer has already been treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.