An off-duty Lincoln police officer and two members of the public were credited with rescuing a woman who was being beaten early Tuesday afternoon.
The Lincoln Police Department received a report at 12:33 p.m. of a fight on Lincoln Boulevard under Highway 65. As officers were en route to the site, they were notified that an off-duty officer, with the help of two other people, had detained the suspect and had him on the ground, according to a police department Facebook post.
The off-duty officer and witnesses had seen the man, later identified as 19-year-old Jonathan Munoz, striking and choking a woman, and pulling her by the hair, according to police. The three went to the woman’s aid and detained Munoz until on-duty officers arrived.
The woman suffered injuries that required medical treatment, according to police.
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Munoz was arrested on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on on spouse or cohabitant and resisting by use of force, and was booked into Placer County Jail.