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Man is arrested after attempting to assault a VSP Trooper
A Harrisonburg man was arrested after he attempted to assault a Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper on Mar. 19.
An email from VSP Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey confirms the incident.
Alberto Bravo Jr. faces a felony charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer among other charges.
When a vehicle pulled up to the Trooper’s vehicle the female driver got out to report that her passenger was assaulting her while driving on Interstate 81.
Bravo followed her out of the vehicle brandishing a firearm and attempted to assault her.
As the Trooper intervened the 31-year-old Bravo attacked him and a struggle ensued.
The Trooper managed to control Bravo and took him into custody.
Along with assault charges Bravo is facing a charge of brandishing a firearm in commission of a felony.
Bravo also faces a misdemeanor count of assault on a family member.
A felony count of child endangerment has also been placed against Bravo as there were three young children in the vehicle.
Bravo is currently being held without bond at the Rockingham County Jail.
The Trooper was transported to Harrisonburg Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
There were no other injuries reported in the incident.
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