Trooper attacked after stopping for disabled vehicle
RENTON, Wash. -- A state trooper was attacked by a man possibly delirious on drugs after responding to a disabled vehicle blocking traffic on State Route 169 near Renton early Tuesday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
According to WSP, the trooper arrived at the car stopped near Jones Road around 4 a.m. when the man with the car suddenly became aggressive.
The trooper was forced to use his Taser on the man, who was arrested, according to WSP. The man reportedly has a history of mental-health issues and was involuntarily committed to Valley Medical following the incident.
The trooper suffered a scraped knee during the altercation.
This is the second state trooper to be attacked in two days. On Monday morning, a trooper was assaulted by a man who was reportedly causing a disturbance aboard a Greyhound bus on I-5.