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Man arrested for assaulting police officer tells police he was “catfished”

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jun 22, 2015

Newport News, Va. - A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, according to Newport News police.

On June 21, 2015 at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Cottonwood Street.

Brian Wise. Photo Credit: Newport News Police.

Brian Wise. Photo Credit: Newport News Police.

Upon arrival, officers met with the suspect, Brian Wise, to inquire about an earlier assault which occurred at the residence, police say.

Wise told police he was "catfished" earlier that day. Officers attempted to take Wise into custody for an Emergency Custody Order because he was a danger to others, they say.

Wise stood up from his chair and began to assault one of the police officers at the residence, according to police.

NewsChannel 3 is working to gather more information. Check back on WTKR.com for updates.