SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — What should have been a routine fire call for members of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue ended up with police arriving as backup and an arrest.

Kennith Big Bear
Kennith Big Bear

“Officers were dispatched to assist Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue who were dealing with a combative subject near 12th and Van Eps. The fire rescue had responded to a thing with an open burn, open burn pit, when they were confronted by a male who attempted and who approached and attempted to assault firefighters by swinging punches at them,” Sioux Falls Police Lt. Adam Petersen said.

22-year-old Kennith Big Bear of Brookings was charged with simple assault against firefighters.

No fire fighters were hurt in the incident.