A black man who was jogging was arrested and detained by police on Tuesday in San Antonio, Texas, as officers searched for a domestic violence suspect nearby, witnesses told CNN.

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Video of the incident posted to social media shows officers forcibly pushing the man into a police vehicle as he screams.

The arrested man, identified in a police report as Mathias Ometu, 33, was seen walking out of an apartment complex as officers arrived in response to a call about an assault, according to a report police on the incident.

Officers arrested Ometu and told him they had “reasonable suspicions” that he “fitted the description of an incident of domestic violence by strangulation,” the report said.

The police report indicates that Ometu refused to give his name and date of birth after several requests and that his “behavior became aggressive”. Ometu refused to get into the patrol vehicle and was then “placed in the patrol vehicle” after a “long struggle”, according to the report, “using only open hand techniques”.

During the incident, Ometu allegedly kicked two police officers, hitting one in the face, according to the police report.

The victim of the domestic violence incident met with agents and said that Ometu was not the suspect, but that Ometu would still not give his information to the agents, according to the report.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer, according to a statement from the San Antonio Police Department.

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