A South Ogden police officer didn't know it as he struggled to take a man into custody, but he may have been a second away from being shot.
Police say that when the man ignored the officer's demand to stop and pedaled away on a bike, the officer chased him in the area of 37th Street and Orchard Avenue. When the officer caught up with the 39-year-old man and attempted to take him into custody, the man fought him, attempting repeatedly to reach inside his coat.
Despite suffering a laceration to his hand during the struggle, the officer was able to handcuff the man. A subsequent search turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia and from an inside coat pocket, a loaded .357-caliber revolver.