Hamilton police arrest man for refusing to leave courts building after struggle with officer

Both the Hamilton police officer who arrested a man after a scuffle and the suspect refused treatment by a Hamilton emergency squad after the man refused to leave a courts area after being told to do so. FILE PHOTO
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Both the Hamilton police officer who arrested a man after a scuffle and the suspect refused treatment by a Hamilton emergency squad after the man refused to leave a courts area after being told to do so. FILE PHOTO

Hamilton police arrested a man shortly after 11 a.m. today after he refused to leave the courts at the city/county administrative towers.

There was a brief struggle with the man, who was told to leave the courts area and refused to do so, police said.

“They got into a little scuffle,” said police spokesman, Sgt. Richard Burkhardt.

The officer and the man who was arrested, whose name was not available, both refused treatment by an emergency squad, he said.

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The man was taken into custody, but Burkhardt said he did not know what charges would be filed against him.

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