VIDEO: Cop Breaks Up Fight By Blindsiding Suspect With Epic Tackle
Tonawanda, NY – A bystander captured video of a cop tackling a suspect to immediately end a fight at a New York festival on Wednesday (video below).
Tonawanda Police Captain Fredric Foels said that officers broke up a fight at Canal Fest between 35-year-old Shawn L. Tukey of Davie, Florida, and 25-year-old Ronnie O. Hall Jr. of Cambridge, Ohio, the Buffalo News reported.
The video showed the officer launching himself at the suspect, taking him by surprise.
Then the officer put handcuffs on the man as he held him to the ground.
On the right side of the screen, the video showed another police officer putting handcuffs on a second suspect.
The officer helped the first suspect to his feet and then marched him away from the area as the other officer finished securing the handcuffs on the second suspect, the video showed.
Both men were arrested on disorderly conduct charges, the Buffalo News reported.
But when officers were processing the men afterwards, they learned that Tukey was on probation and fugitive from Georgia.
Tukey was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for illegal possession of a gun from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, the Buffalo News reported.
WIVB reported that the man had been at-large since May of 2018.
Georgia authorities confirmed the warrant and told New York law enforcement that they wanted to extradite Tukey back to Clayton County.
Tukey was taken into custody pending an extradition hearing scheduled for Friday, according to the Buffalo News.
Watch a clip of the men’s arrests in the video below: