Suspect arrested for assault on Capitol Police officer 

GEORGETOWN – Delaware Capitol Police arrested a Bridgeville man accused of entering the Sussex County Courthouse with a knife disguised as a credit card, and resisting arrest after the knife was confiscated.

During the scuffle, a Capitol officer sustained lacerations to his hand and arm, according to Delaware Capitol Police spokesman Cpl. Jeffrey Oldham.

Sebastian A. Roque-Ortiz, 22, was charged Friday, Aug. 28, with assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct, Cpl. Oldham said.

While going through the screening process, a knife was discovered concealed in the suspect’s wallet.

When Capitol Police seized the knife, the suspect demanded the knife be returned to him and refused to leave when ordered to do so.

While being placed under arrest, he resisted. During the struggle, a Capitol officer and the suspect were injured, Cpl. Oldham.

Both the officer and suspect were subsequently treated for their injuries at Beebe Medical Center and released.

Mr. Roque-Ortiz was arraigned and released on a $15,100 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing, Cpl. Oldham said.

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