Man arrested on suspicion of brandishing weapon, biting officer near Dwight Way

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A non-Berkeley resident was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon, committing battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest and vandalizing a vehicle at the intersection of Dwight Way and Regent Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Travis Churchill, 33, allegedly threatened a police officer with a weapon before fleeing the scene on foot about 1:14 p.m., according to UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich. Once Churchill was detained, he allegedly attempted to resist arrest and bit the officer.

Reich said in an email that Churchill was transported to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center for medical evaluation. He was then committed to John George Psychiatric Pavilion for a psychiatric evaluation with a criminal hold.

The case is now closed by arrest, according to the UCPD crime log.

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