BOULDER - Boulder police have released the booking photo for the 32-year-old man accused of injuring two police officers by hitting them with a metal cross.
He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
The incident happened on Feb. 11 at the Timber Ridge Apartments in Boulder. Police showed up after receiving multiple calls about a man throwing items out of his apartment and breaking windows.
When they showed up at Allen's door, he went back inside, before returning with the cross. It was about a foot tall, and weighed a little more than three pounds, according to Boulder Police Spokeswoman Kim Kobel.
"He was very combative with police officers," she said.
It took six officers - and multiple taser strikes - to restrain Allen, Kobel said.
Officer Nick Smetzer, a 10-year veteran, suffered a hand injury, and Officer Nate Vasquez, a 21-year-veteran, received an MRI after being hit in the head.
Authorities had to use multiple taser strikes to restrain Allen, Kobel said, and it took multiple attempts to get him on the ground.
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