Police responded to the Monroe County Public library at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday for a disturbance, and took a man into custody, according to the BPD.
Officers were dispatched to the library after a report of a man yelling, and refusing to leave, and when they arrived they found a person slumped over in a chair at a computer with an odor of alcohol on his breath, according to the BPD.
Two officers entered the library, and began assisting the man from the chair to escort him out of the library when he began pulling away from the officers, according to the BPD. As the man began to resist being arrested outside the library, a third officer who had arrived outside the library back up the others, brought a less lethal weapon from his vehicle, which the man being arrested grabbed, and tried to take from the officer, according to the police. The less than lethal weapon was never taken inside the library, according to the BPD.
The man is being charged with public intoxication, resisting law enforcement, and disarming law enforcement, which is a level 5 felony, according to the police.
All charges are mere allegations unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.