An unnamed 22-year-old of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Vilseck, Germany, could soon find himself facing assault charges under the US’ Uniform Code of Military Justice, following allegations of an aggressive and drunken encounter with German police officers over the weekend, according to Stars and Stripes.
Prior to being identified as a member of the US Army, the 22-year-old was reported to German authorities over his aggressive behavior toward staff at a Nuremberg train station.
"Due to the [intoxication] and the aggressive behavior, the identity of the man could not be determined on the scene," police said, as reported by Stars and Stripes.
Cops initially handcuffed the drunken American, who then began to shout epithets, such as calling them Nazis, and kicked the arresting officers with his cowboy boots.
German officers responded to the resistance by tying up the soldier’s legs and hauling him off to the local police station. Authorities allege the American drew blood from an officer after biting his leg during a search.
Authorities told Stars and Stripes that the cop in question was taken to a hospital and "is currently not able to work.”
The American soldier has since been released to the US military.
Maj. John Ambelang, spokesperson for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, confirmed to the outlet that the unit "is aware of an incident involving a soldier” and “takes unlawful violence toward others very seriously.”