MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police have released video they say shows a suspect intentionally ramming his vehicle into a squad car.
Two Milwaukee police officers are on light duty as they recover from some minor injuries. They say even after what happened, they can't wait to get back on the streets.
"I was a little shocked," Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Brooks said.
Officer Brooks and Officer Dionte King were headed southbound on N. 35th Street Sunday evening, December 28th.
"We got flagged down by a woman who was traveling northbound. She told us there was an individual, a crazy man in the streets," Officer King said.
"We see this older white male crouched below his car and I could clearly see that one of his tires was flat," Officer Brooks said.
"He proceeded to flip us off and yell some obscene language towards us," Officer King said.
The man sped away. When he was turning off Auer, his tire blew up.
"He takes us down to 32nd Street, which is a dead end," Officer Brooks said.
"He started conducting a U-turn in the vacant lot," Officer King said.
"He drives in our direction. At the last minute, it appeared he turned his vehicle into ours and then crashed into us," Officer Brooks said.
What happens next was outside the view of the squad car's camera -- but what can be heard hints at the intensity of the struggle.
"He did not want to exit the vehicle. He was attempting to flee," Officer King said.
In the video, the man is heard saying: "I could kill you guys."
"He was yelling lots of obscenities and then he would periodically sing church songs to us," Officer Brooks said.
After resisting for five minutes, the man was taken into custody.
Officer Brooks and Officer King were treated for injuries to their hands, backs and necks.
"It's just a day's work. This is what we do," Officer King said.
FOX6 News isn't naming the suspect because he hasn't been charged, but he is a convicted felon from Racine County. It is believed that earlier in the day, he tried to intentionally run over a pedestrian with his vehicle.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case.