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Assault in NW Rochester leads to two arrests


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A bloody fight in a northwest Rochester apartment building led to two arrests after the safety of Rochester police officers was put in jeopardy.

Rochester police were called to an apartment on the 1900 block of 18-and-a-half Avenue in northwest Rochester just before 3 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found blood all over the floor and in the hallway.

Police arrested 26-year-old Joshua Carlson and 23-year-old Elizabeth Branham, both of Rochester, after we're told they lunged at officers.

Police say it started with a fist fight between Carlson and another man. The other man involved had fled the scene when officers arrived, leaving the trail of blood behind.

Carlson was still at the apartment and police say he was intoxicated. Police also say Carlson was tazered by a responding officer after he tried to punch the officer, and knocked his glasses to the ground.

When Carlson was tazered, officers say that's when Branham tried to grab the officer.

Police say both Carlson and Branham were both taken into custody and are facing multiple charges.

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