WASHINGTON — D.C. Police arrested a person who allegedly assaulted an officer in its department on Sunday at the basketball courts at Randle Highlands Elementary School.
With DC Police saying 50 people were at the courts amid a pandemic, officers went to the school to confront those at the courts, when 30-year-old Clay Wendell hit one the officer's in the face and fled from the courts, causing a police chase, according to the department.
Wendell is now reportedly in custody and has been charged with simple assault. He will be in court on August 24 for his misdemeanor initial status hearing
The officer who was assaulted was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, said D.C. Police.
From the information given to WUSA9, it is not known if the officers who responded did so because of the social distancing measures that have been placed on the District due to Mayor Muriel Bowser's stay-at-home order, which is set to expire on June 8.
More information on this story will be updated if more is provided by WUSA9 from D.C. Police.