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by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by:Montana News
Billings man Harold Ernst Fritz was arrested and charged with Assault.
Billings Police Officers Newsome and Kirkpatrick were downtown where they observed 3 individuals who were talking very loudly.
As the individuals passed the Officers on the sidewalk, one of the men started to grab business sidewalk signs and throwing them to the ground trying to break them in the process.
Billings Police Officer Newsome continued toward the call that they had initially been called to assist.
Billings Police Officer Kirkpatrick turned around and engaged the male who was slamming business sings to the ground.
Officer Kirkpatrick and the male later identified as Harold Ernst Fritz got into a physical scuffle and Officer Kirkpatrick slammed Harold Fritz onto the sidewalk area where he was able to get Fritz handcuffed.
About that same time, Officer Newsome returned to the area of 2nd Ave North where Kirkpatrick was and noticed that Harold Fritz had a large cut on his arm that was bleeding.
Harold Fritz was uncooperative and was struggling as he was strapped down on a medical cot to be transported to get medical treatment.
At the hospital (St. Vincent Hospital) security guards had to take Harold Frizt down to the ground as Fritz was very belligerent while receiving medical treatment.
Billings Police Officers Newsome and Kirkpatrick were dispatched to the hospital to assist the security guards.
After getting medical treatment, Hospital security guards were escorting the individual off of the property when Harold Ernst Fritz pulled out a pocket knife and attempted to lunge at one of the guards.
The blade appeared as an ice pick blade according to Z.N. who is one of the St.Vincent security guards.
Fritz tried to stab him but missed with the blade only slicing thin air as it slides between Z.N.'s torso and his arm failing to connect.
The Billings Police arrested and detained Harold Ernst Fritz.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995