Loveland Police Arrest Man Accused Of Assaulting Officer

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Alan Celusniak (credit: Loveland Police)

Alan Celusniak (credit: Loveland Police)

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)- A Loveland man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer and resisting arrest in connection with a confrontation.

Police rushed to the 200 block of South Jefferson Avenue about 4 p.m. on Wednesday on reports of a neighbor dispute.

When officers arrived they found Alan John Celusniak who started a confrontation with the officers. He went into 208 South Jefferson Apt. D.

Celusniak, 31, slammed a window on an officer’s hand, causing a laceration and also said that he had a gun and would shoot the officer.

The officers backed off and called for the SWAT team. Celusniak spoke with the team’s negotiators briefly but refused to come out and continued to threaten the officers.

The SWAT team deployed chemical munitions into the apartment while Celusniak barricaded entry points in the apartment.

The Loveland SWAT team got help from Fort Collins Police Services SWAT. They brought their armored vehicle to the scene.

Celusniak finally came out of the apartment but was uncooperative. A Loveland Police K-9 was used to subdue Celusniak but he struck the dog during his capture.

Celusniak was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants for tampering with physical evidence and menacing.

He was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault, cruelty to animals, obstructing a peace officer, menacing, failure to leave premises and resisting arrest.

Celusniak was taken to the Larimer County Jail.

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