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Man asked to leave city hall throws wheelchair at security officers

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 13:42:54-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — A security guard is recovering after he was struck in the legs by a wheelchair.

Corpus Christi police responded to an emergency call from security officers over at the Corpus Christi City Hall.

When officers arrived, they found a suspect that was pepper-sprayed.

Security officers said they asked a man in a wheelchair to move from the area after staying there for a period of time. The man allegedly caused a disturbance and got up and threw the wheelchair, striking one of the security officer's legs.

The suspect was taken to the hospital to be treated for being pepper-sprayed.

Police said he will face a charge of assaulting a security officer when he is released from the hospital.

Senior Officer Travis Pace, with the Corpus Christi police department, said the charge is a 3rd-degree felony.