2 SLC police officers transported to hospital after suspect allegedly resists arrest

Marcos Gustavo Sickler. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two Salt Lake City police officers had to be transported to the hospital after a suspect allegedly fought with them and resisted arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred in the area of 600 W. North Temple St. just before 2:15 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a suspicious male trying to get into cars, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

“The man was located and it was determined that he was high and had a felony warrant,” the press release said. “While taking the suspect into custody he actively fought with officers and wouldn’t give them his hands.”

As officers struggled with the suspect, a K-9 was deployed and the suspect was bitten. Officers were then able to take the suspect into custody.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Two officers were also transported to local hospitals for minor injuries, the news release said.

Officers booked Marcos Gustavo Sickler, 36, into jail for resisting arrest and a felony no-bail parole fugitive warrant.


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