ADVERTISEMENT

A 20-year-old Hartwell Road man was charged with a felony count of menacing a police officer for allegedly flashing a knife at two officers who physically subdued him during an arrest at Theodore and Genesee streets at about 11:20 p.m. Saturday. Martellion J. Ham Jr. was also charged by Officers Andrew Whiteford and Adam Wigdorski with resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

Ham allegedly began fighting the officers when they confronted him after being called to that area to check on a Zenner Street incident. When spotted walking on Genesee before turning onto Theodore, Ham was told to drop a knife he was allegedly carrying, and he began shouting and screaming obscenities and tried to flee when handcuffed, police said.