The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 11, 2013

Waseca man charged in assault of police officer



Herman continued to fight with local police officers and Lt. Jeff Wersal of the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department as they arrived at the hospital to help. A “spit hood” was placed over Herman’s head as the officers lifted him from the floor and attempted to put him in a wheelchair. Wersal delivered a “knee strike” to Herman to get him to sit down so he could be wheeled to a squad car.

Herman threatened to kill Wersal as he was being rolled out, the complaint said.

Two Emergency Room nurses witnessed the initial assaults of McGuire and Pudil. When they were interviewed by Mankato police, they gave the same description of what happened as McGuire and Pudil.

Herman appeared Thursday in Blue Earth County District Court Thursday for felony charges of third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and making terroristic threats.

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