During an arrest Saturday night a man allegedly in possession of drugs struck a police officer and attempted to take his handgun from its holster.
Following the confrontation the officer called for backup and Rami Osama Abdallah, 22, was placed under arrest for assaulting a law enforcement officer.
The incident happened near the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki around 9:25 p.m.
No serious injuries were reported.
Abdallah faces additional charges including promoting a detrimental drug, resisting arrest, first degree attempted theft and other warrants.
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