ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Several police were on scene after witnesses say an officer fought with a man who tried stealing from a downtown St. Louis grocery store on Thursday.
According to witnesses, a suspect was caught stealing an item from the Schnuck’s Culinaria near the intersection of 9th and Olive around 1:45 p.m.
Witnesses said an officer tried to stop him, but the suspect kept and they began struggling.
Additional police responded to the scene and the man was eventually taken down with the help of three other officers.
The suspect was handcuffed and taken into custody.
News 4’s Diana Zoga said one of the officers’ hands was bleeding from punching the suspect.
Additional details were not immediately available.