Police Arrest Man Accused of Breaking Denver Officer's Hand



Denver police have arrested a 32-year-old fugitive accused of breaking a female officer's hand during an arrest attempt earlier this week.

Peter VanVolkinburg was arrested without incident at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 3500 block of South Bannock Street, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson.

VanVolkinburg was wanted on a warrant for felony assault on a police officer.

The assault happened Monday morning when a Denver patrol officer driving near 29th and Downing streets spotted a vehicle wanted in connection with a hit-and-run collision in Denver, Jackson said.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and identified the driver as VanVolkinburg, Jackson said.

The officer was handcuffing the man when he resisted, injuring the officer, Jackson said.

VanVolkinburg, with a handcuff locked on his right wrist, fled on foot west toward Curtis Park, Jackson said. He was wearing a blue and white checkered shirt at the time.

The unidentified officer was treated at Denver Health Medical Center for a broken hand.

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