Police: 3 Prescott officers attacked by child custody suspect

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Prescott say three officers were hurt when they were attacked by a 33-year-old Kirtland man.

A police news release says officers were gathering information about a child custody issue Wednesday night when a vehicle drove toward them at high speed and nearly struck the officers.

Juan Pablo Sanchez then got out and charged at the officers and began fighting with them. Officers used a Taser to try to subdue him but it didn't work. The officers finally got the upper hand and arrested Sanchez.

"During the struggle, three Prescott Police Officers sustained injuries.  They were all treated and released for their injuries at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, one officer for a broken bone.  Sanchez was treated at the scene by emergency medical services," stated Officer David Fuller.

Police determined he was involved in the original child custody dispute.

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