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Nashville Police: Streaking man punched, spit at officers

Police say a naked man streaking in Nashville punched one responding officer and spit at another.
7-11 – matthew sloan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a naked man streaking ina Tennessee city punched one responding officer and spit at another.

News outlets report 33-year-old Matthew Sloan has beenarrested and charged with offenses including assaulting an officer and publicindecency. A Metro Nashville police affidavit says officers on Monday respondedto reports of a naked man running in front of onlookers at an outdoor concertvenue.

It says responding paramedics attempted to check Sloan tosee if he was on drugs, but he fled. It says four officers gave chase and Sloanpunched one in the side of the head. It says he was tackled and pepper sprayedbefore being handcuffed. It says he then spit at another officer before beingbooked into jail. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.