Police have arrested a New Hampshire man who was shot with a Taser after allegedly brawling with an officer outside a nightclub early Saturday morning.
Rifat Syla, 24, of Manchester, is charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest/detention. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Manchester District Court on Jan. 8, 2016.
According to Manchester Police, Syla was involved in an argument with several patrons at Whiskey 20 on Old Granite Street and was asked to leave the premises around 12:50 a.m.
A Manchester officer working a detail at the club escorted Syla to the front door, but Syla allegedly refused to leave and turned toward the officer, grabbing his shirt and attempting to push him.
The officer then grabbed Syla's hands and told him he was under arrest. Police said Syla refused to comply and pulled his hand away, trying to push the officer a second time. Both Syla and the officer then fell to the ground.
Syla attempted to hit the officer in the face as the two struggled on the ground, according to police. Another Manchester officer and a New Hampshire State Police trooper then arrived on the scene to help the first officer.
The trooper ultimately used his Taser as the two Manchester officers struggled with Syla. Police were eventually able to take him into custody.
It was not immediately known if Syla has hired an attorney.