Suspect attempts to grab officer’s handgun during arrest in Waikiki

Suspect attempts to grab officer’s handgun during arrest in Waikiki
(Image: Hawaii News Now)
(Image: Hawaii News Now)

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - 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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