Huron man attacks police with hammer, arrested with 5.75 ounces of meth

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HURON, S.D. (KELO) — A Huron man is facing multiple charges after threatening police with a hammer before being arrested with meth early Monday morning. 

According to the Huron Police Department, a security company contacted police about a suspicious man at the Tamarac Apartment Complex. Responding officers encountered the man who called himself falsely as Gary. 

The suspect pulled out a hammer from his coat and a brief scuffle ended with police using a taser on the man to gain control. The man has been identified as Eric Virrueta. 

After police arrested Virrueta, they found a plastic bag with 5.75 ounces of meth, several syringes and a digital scale.

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