Man Accused Of Impersonating Officer Arrested

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ATLANTA,None - A man accused of impersonating a police officer was captured by police Wednesday.

Channel 2's Ryan Young was on Peachtree Street near Garnett Street in downtown Atlanta, where 23-year-old Jeremiah Ervin was arrested.

Authorities said a MARTA officer spotted Ervin near the Garnett train station. He was headed down Peachtree Street when he ran away from approaching officers, witnesses said.

Man Accused Of Impersonating Officer Arrested

"He was running down Peachtree with six officers behind him. When they got him in front of the crosswalk, they Tased him," witness Tyrone Sterling told Young.

Sterling said Ervin fell to the ground on his face. Blood covered the accused Ervin's face and the street. He was placed in handcuffs, while 10 officers surrounded him and stripped him of police gear he was wearing.

Wednesday was not the first time police sought the man. On Friday, MARTA police officers were looking for him near the Lennox MARTA station.


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