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Berserk On A Salinas Street, Man Allegedly Slams Mother Into Pavement Then Assaults Arresting Officer

SALINAS (CBS SF) -- A man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer Friday evening after officers intervened while he allegedly attacked his own mother in Salinas, according to police.

Officers responded to the area of North Main Street and Bernal Drive around 7:15 p.m. Friday on reports of a man screaming, running into traffic and jumping on cars.

The first two officers on the scene allegedly found a suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Jose Velasco, slamming a woman into the pavement near passing traffic. That woman was later identified as the suspect's mother, according to police.

Officers intervened, attempting to pull Velasco off his mother, when he allegedly began to violently resist and attack the arresting officers. During the scuffle Velasco took a Taser from one of the officers, according to police.

They attempted to stun Velasco twice with no effect. Additional officers arrived on scene and were able to subdue him using batons, according to police.

Velasco was transported to a hospital to have his injuries evaluated and treated. During that ride he allegedly battered a paramedic and another police officer. Once at the hospital he was "chemically restrained," according to police.

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