Menacing suspect arrested after threatening officer with knife

KEZI 9 News has learned that Hart resisted arrest and tried to injure the officer’s eye area.

Posted: Feb 22, 2020 12:29 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2020 9:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --- Eugene Police said a menacing suspect was taken into custody after resisting arrest and threatening an officer with a knife Friday afternoon. 

One officer involved was sent to the hospital but has since been released. 

Officials said at 12:11 p.m. on Friday Eugene Police received a report of a trespassing subject, later identified as Robin Harrison Hart, age 34, at Columbia Bank, 2400 W. 11th Avenue. KEZI 9 News has learned Hart had previously threatened an employee.

Police told KEZI 9 News that Hart entered the bank, went into an empty office, and took pictures. He was told to leave by a female staff member and he did. However, shortly after he came back inside and threw a bullet at the staff member, hitting her in the head.

Police said Hart left the bank and one of the officers found him at W. 18th and McKinley. KEZI 9 News has learned that Hart resisted arrest and tried to injure the officer’s eye area. The officer took him to the ground and then noticed Hart had taken out a large knife.

Officials said the officer was able to pin the knife on the ground and two other officers arrived. The officers were able to take Hart into custody.

Officer Charles Fulton, age 29, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of lacerations and abrasions. 

Hart has been charged with Criminal Trespass 2, Menacing, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Assault 2, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Warrant for FTA Telephonic Harassment.

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