Phenix City man allegedly attacks police officer

41-year-old Harold George and the location of his arrest

COLUMBUS, Ga — Police say a Phenix City man is in jail after he tried to attack a police officer Sunday afternoon.

Columbus police say 41-year-old Harold George grabbed the officer by his throat, pushed him and tried to throw a few punches during a traffic stop.

The officer’s report says he stopped George near Manchester Expressway and 2nd Avenue at around 2 p.m.

Police say George was driving with no proof of insurance and also faces charges related to methamphetamine.

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