Police say suspect tried to hit officer with semi truck

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CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – A police call in Campbell that started as a domestic violence situation turned into a standoff where a suspect tried to run over an officer with a tractor-trailer.

According to a police report, Campbell police officers were called Friday about 2 p.m. to a home on Monroe Street to investigate an altercation between a man and woman who live there.

When police arrived, Jose Hernandez, 39, ran across the street and climbed into a tractor-trailer and attempted to drive it forward into a Campbell police officer.

Police ordered Hernandez to step down from the truck, but he refused saying he was going to kill himself and stuffed what appeared to be a handful of pills into his mouth.

Additional officers arrived on the scene and drew their firearms. Hernandez leaned out of the truck and continued to yell at officers until he noticed a training light from a taser gun and then stepped down from the truck and was arrested.

Hernandez admitted to using crack cocaine earlier in the day and that he had taken about 20 Xanex pills, according to the report.

The female at the house had a bruise on her cheek and red marks around her neck. She told police Hernandez bit her face.

Hernandez was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. He is being held in the Mahoning County Jail.

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