Two men were arrested this weekend after allegedly battering Lawrence police during the following incidents:
— Police responded to a disturbance at Saint’s Bar, 2329 Iowa, Saturday morning shortly after midnight regarding a man who was thrown out of the bar but continued to make threats. Police located the suspect, a 25-year-old Lawrence man, who battered police as they attempted to take him into custody, according to police. After police arrested the man, they located a firearm in the suspect’s pocket. The man was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal possession of a firearm. The man posted a $25,000 bond and was released.
— At about 5 a.m. Saturday, officers near the law enforcement center, 111 E. 11th St., were approached by a 37-year-old Lawrence man who had clenched fists and was growling, according to police. The man allegedly challenged the two officers to “unarmed hand-to-hand combat.” Police displayed a Taser, but were able to arrest the man without using it. The man, who battered officers during the arrest, was arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer. The man was released but not yet charged.