Officers attacked while arresting teen at Fairmont Park

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Two people were taken into custody Tuesday night after police say they attacked officers at Fairmont Park. 

According to investigators at the Salt Lake City Police Department, around 8:30 p.m. the officers responded to Fairmont Park at 1040 East Sugarmont Drive (2225 South) after receiving reports that a teen was harassing another teen.

Officers on scene said they were surrounded by a group of people while attempting to detain the juvenile suspect who was not being cooperative.

That’s when they say 25-year-old Joseph Christiansen and the juvenile they were detaining started attacking them. 

Backup responded and Christiansen was booked into jail for assault on a  police officer, interference, failure to disperse, and possession of a controlled substance.

The teen was booked into juvenile detention for resisting arrested and assault on a police officer.

Police say the officers involved sustained minor injures.

Investigators want anyone who many have witnessed this incident to give them a call at (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous, text your crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip

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