A 27-year-old North Side man was arrested Wednesday after police said he tried to disarm an officer, and then hit him with a car.
According to police, officers were patrolling in Perry North when they noticed a car make a turn onto Portman Avenue without using a signal.
Officers then pulled the car over on Vinceton Street and asked the driver for identification. The driver, later identified as Frizel Cager, gave the officer his ID, but was then asked to get out of the car.
Instead of exiting the vehicle, Cager put his hand on the gear shift and reached the other toward his pocket, according to police. The officer then drew his gun.
Cager grabbed at the officer’s gun and then hit into him before speeding away, police said.
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said in a released that police found Cager’s overturned car nearby and arrested him.
After searching the car and Cager, officers found two guns, ammunition and heroin, Richard said.
Cager is facing several charges, including attempting to disarm an officer and receiving stolen property. He remains in the Allegheny County Jail.