A patron thrown out of a downtown Berkeley bar is in jail Friday night after assaulting an officer summoned to escort him from the premises.
According to Berkeley Police Department Lt. Diane Delaney, managers at Jupiter — a bar located at 2181 Shattuck Ave. — called police around 9:18 p.m. because a male patron had become “belligerent.” The man became physically violent when the police officer at the scene was talking to him, Delaney said.
The officer received injuries to his hands and elbows and was transported to the hospital for X-rays, according to Delaney.
“(The officer) got pushed against the wall pretty hard but nothing severe,” Delaney said.
The male suspect was arrested on charges of assaulting an officer, and it is not yet known if he was intoxicated. He was initially taken to the police department jail but was then transported to county jail due to an undisclosed medical issue, according to Delaney.
Although Delaney said plenty of people witnessed the incident, none became involved in the altercation.