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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer in Riverside

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer in Riverside

An initial call regarding a domestic disturbance in Riverside on Thanksgiving ended with a man arrested on suspicion of choking a police officer almost to the point of unconsciousness, officials said.

Ryan Railsback, spokesman for the Riverside Police Department, said officers responded to the 3600 block of Chestnut Street in the Downtown neighborhood of Riverside at around 7:45 a.m.

Police said the call they received said an intoxicated man was at an apartment and throwing things inside the residence.

Once at the scene, the man, 41-year-old Riverside resident Salvador Mario Martinez, allegedly became confrontational with the officers and choked a female officer. He was eventually pried off the woman by multiple officers and taken into police custody after force was used.

The department did not specify what method of force was used.

Martinez was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer, false imprisonment and resisting arrest using violence. His bail was set at $ 1 million.

Railsback said the officer was treated at a local hospital for her injuries. She was later released from the hospital and is recovering at home.


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