Man attempts to stab officers with full syringe during arrest


A man accused of trying to deal drugs is facing 15 charges.

Kelly McLeod had his first appearance in court today.

He had a probation warrant out for his arrest when a Mandan police Detective tried to approach him at a gas station.

According to the affidavit, McLeod took off running but was wrestled to the ground by the detective.

During a struggle, the suspect is then accused of trying to stab the detective with a syringe. Officers observed McLeod clenching his fist and then saw he was holding a syringe filled with a brown liquid. McLeod then put the syringe in his mouth, ripped the orange cap off, spit the cap to the ground and said “It’s a deadly one boys,” while attempting to stab them with the needle.  

The officers back off when the syringe became present and McLeod ran. While fleeing he forcibly gained entry into a secured apartment building by breaking the lock on the door and the wooden frame. 

He then ran through the shared laundry room and broke out the back door and again fled, trying to break into another apartment building. 

Police eventually tased McLeod and arrested him.

After the arrest, police say they found a gun in his waistband and a bag nearby with heroin inside.

At today’s court appearance, a judge set McLeod’s bond at 50-thousand dollars.

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