Sioux Falls officer injured in attack by suspect

March 14, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police say a Sioux Falls officer was injured in attack after responding to a report of an unknown man sleeping outside an apartment building.

Residents called police Sunday afternoon after they found a sleeping man they knew did not reside in the apartment building.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the 34-year-old Sioux Falls man attacked the responding officer by grabbing her hair and gun belt and placing her in a chokehold.

The officer received injuries to her neck.

Police say that after he was arrested they found the man possessed methamphetamine and a syringe.