GWPD arrests man for unlawful entry, assault on police officer

GW Police Department officers arrested a man in Shenkman Hall Saturday after he attacked two police officers, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.

At about 9 a.m., a GWPD officer saw Kwan Cobbs, 29, sitting on a chair in the food court in Shenkman Hall and recognized him as an individual who had been previously barred from campus and arrested after entering the building last November.

The officer stopped Cobbs and asked for his name and date of birth, which the officer used to request a subject check with GWPD communications. The check showed that Cobbs was previously barred from campus property, the report states.

While officers attempted to place Cobbs in handcuffs to arrest him, he flailed his arms and legs and refused to obey their commands. Cobbs bit one officer on her left ring finger, causing her skin to break, and then squeezed another officer’s neck with his hand and used his fingernail to break the officer’s skin, according to the report.

One officer sprayed pepper spray at Cobbs’ face, and, after resisting for a few seconds, Cobbs complied with officers’ commands. Cobbs asked for medical attention for his face, and the officers contacted EMeRG, the report states.

An ambulance arrived, provided Cobbs with emergency medical treatment and transported him to the GW Hospital for further medical treatment. The hospital discharged Cobbs at about 2 p.m. and transported him to the Second District police station, where he was arrested for unlawful entry and assault on a police officer, according to the report.

Cobbs’ initial status hearing will be held on Dec. 10, according to D.C. Superior Court documents.

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