Public Safety

Fight at Cedar Rapids Walmart brings two arrests

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two people were arrested and a police officer received minor injuries in a fight Saturday afternoon at the southwest side Walmart Supercenter, authorities said.

Police did not say what prompted the fight, but said a Walmart employee was assaulted. Authorities did not release the identities of those involved.

According to a release from the department, the incident occurred at 3:11 p.m. at the store at 3601 29th Ave. SW. An officer on the scene broke up the fight, the release said, but was unclear on what happened next, saying without providing details:

“The officer attempted to contact the suspect. The suspect resisted officers and assaulted officers. The suspect’s mom was on scene and interfered with officers and assaulted an officer. One officer sustained a non-life-threatening injury. Both subjects were arrested.”

Police said two people will face charges, but did say what the charges are.

“No further information will be released at this time,” the department’s release said.

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