A man accused of punching a Minneapolis police officer in the head while shouting obscenities in a video posted on social media is now facing charges.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the video posted to social media on Wednesday shows a man who was “discharging a firearm at” an officer before he is struck in the back of the head.
The suspect, who police say was wearing a mask and was armed with a knife, was charged with aggravated assault.
The officer was treated at a local hospital and released.
The officer was not injured.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call 911.