(Lincoln, NE) -- Two men are arrested after police say they punched, kicked and bit Federal Immigration officers.
The Lincoln Police Department says around 8:30 Monday morning, some of their officers were called to the area of 37th and Cornhusker to assist the federal officers. LPD says the immigration officers were attempting to arrest 23 year old Balmore Hernandez Castro, who was wanted on a Federal Warrant.
However, Lincoln Police say when the federal officers contacted Castro in a vehicle, he kicked and punched at the officers even biting one of them on the arm. Investigators say the officers called Lincoln police officers to assist due to Castro's resistance. LPD says as the fight continued, another man who had been with Castro pulled on an officer's head to pull him away and stomped on his hand multiple times to try to get it away from Castro.
Police say both Castro and the other man, identified as 43 year old Santos Hernandez, continued to punch and kick at the officers as Lincoln police officers arrived. LPD says with several officers attempting to gain control of the men, Castro continued to violently struggle and assault the officers.
Investigators say after several warnings and attempts to de-escalate the situation, a taser was utilized on Castro. Eventually, Castro and Hernandez were taken into custody. The officers suffered multiple abrasions, cuts, bruising, swelling and a significant bite mark. Per department policy, Castro was examined at a local area hospital after being transported by ambulance due to the taser deployment.
Castro and Hernandez were both arrested for two counts of Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. Castro was also arrested for the federal warrant.