This is one of the more unusual police encounters you will ever hear of. Our friends at KTVB were quick on the story about a man from Eagle that slipped handcuffs and attacked officers.

It was actually two officers that were sent to the hospital on Tuesday after fighting to contain the man who was going through a mental crisis.

The suspect is 29-year-old Jordan Spohr and he is facing three felony counts of aggravated battery on certain personnel.

The incident began when officers were called to a family dispute near Linder Road and West Escalante Way. It was then determined that Spohr was experiencing a mental health crisis and officers placed him on a mental hold.

After being handcuffed, Spohr somehow slipped out of one of the cuffs. At that point he began swinging, hitting both officers in the head. He ultimately fell to the ground as he continued to resist.

Then a taser was deployed to get him under control. Paramedics showed up shortly after that and the suspect spit in one of the paramedics face.

Both officers have since been released from the hospital, and Spohr has been booked into the Ada County Jail. Spohr also violated his probation in an arson case out of Canyon County.


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