Juneau, AK (KINY)- A man violating his probation holed himself up in a bathroom after a combative run in with Juneau Police.
On Saturday evening, police received a call that 27-year-old Zachary Pratt was causing a disturbance inside a business on Hospital Drive. Pratt was served with an arrest warrant for violating his probation. When police arrived, Pratt fought with officers and tried to run away.
Officers were forced to use a taser on Pratt, which had minimal effect on the man, and disengaged. When Pratt ran towards an officer and was warned to stop, that officer fired a less-than-lethal, drag stabilized, bean bag round into Pratt's upper leg. Pratt then ran into an occupied building where he locked himself in a bathroom.
Police located Pratt soon afterwards and took him into custody without further incident.
During the situation, one of the arresting officers sustained minor injuries that required medical evaluation. Pratt was taken to Bartlett Regional for medical treatment; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Pratt was later held on his warrant at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. He was also served with three counts of assault against a police officer and one count of resisting arrest, all of which are class A misdemeanors.
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