Police: Man claimed someone was trying to kill him before assaulting officer

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A North Carolina man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer Wednesday afternoon. 

According to police, 41-year-old Tramyne Hickmon was in the 100 block of Saint Paul's Blvd. shortly after 3 p.m., when he walked up to a police officer and said that someone was trying to kill him. 

The officer began to investigate this claim when Hickmon's behavior changed and he started acting erratically.

Hickmon tried to go back to his vehicle when the officer reached for him to help. Hickmon then began assaulting the officer, punching him in the face several times. 

The officer was able to stop the assault by using pepper spray. 

After being pepper sprayed, Hickmon was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for decontamination, which is standard procedure. 

Hickmon was taken into custody after being released from the hospital. He has been charged with one count of felony assault of a police officer. Based on evidence found at the scene, more charges could follow.

Hickmon is currently being held at the Norfolk City Jail without bond. 

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