Man charged with assaulting Columbus police officer

Man charged with assaulting Columbus police officer

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man is behind bars for allegedly assaulting a police officer in an incident where the officer discharged his weapon.

Joseph Price, 35, is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault of a police officer.

The incident unfolded this morning at Grand Reserve Apartments in Columbus.

Police say the officer did fire his weapon in self-defense but did not hit the suspect or anyone else.

No serious injuries were reported from the altercation.

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