Suspect in custody for attempted assault on Topeka police officer

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after violating a restraining order and refusing to cooperate with Topeka Police.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Police tell KSNT News that officers responded to a call in the 600 block of SE 27th Street on a violation of a restraining order. They said a neighbor in the area filed the restraining order against another neighbor.

When officers arrived, they spoke with the suspect and tried to arrest him. He was able to run away but was arrested two blocks away in the 2800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Additional officers were then called for back-up in an emergency situation.

Police said the suspect is now in custody. Shawn David Root, 46, of Topeka, was booked for battery on a law enforcement officer, physical contact with a county or city officer on duty, interference with a law enforcement officer, and violation of a protective order.

No officers were injured during the altercation, according to police.

KSNT News will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

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