Norfolk man arrested after allegedly punching officer

NORFOLK, Neb. -- Norfolk Police say that a man was arrested after attempting to flee and punching an officer over the weekend.

On Friday night, officers were called to the 1500 block of South 4th Street for a physical fight between two men. While en route, officers learned that one of the men had left the area in a vehicle, while the other man was still there.

After arriving at the South 4th Street address, officers made contact with 23-year-old Tyler Brandt of Norfolk. Norfolk Police said that Brandt was extremely agitated and was threatening officers.

A police report indicated that Brandt then disappeared into the residence, only to re-emerge while continuing to yell at officers.

Officials said Brandt then swatted at an officer and punched him in the arm. At that point, officers restrained Brandt and arrested him. Brandt was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.