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Police: Man Attacks Officer Trying To Help His Overdosing Granddaughter

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

KISKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - Police say a man attacked a Kiski Township officer called to help his granddaughter who was overdosing.

Kiski Police say they were called to Route 56 for a possible overdose Thursday morning. The responding officer found a woman screaming outside the home, asking that her sister get some help.

When the officer went in, police say 66-year-old William Culp, the patient's grandfather, tried to push the officer out the door. Police say a struggle ensued, and the officer was injured.

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(Photo: Kiski Township Police)

Culp was eventually taken into custody after a struggle.

He was arraigned on felony aggravated assault against a police officer, simple assault, resisting arrest and obstructing emergency services.

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