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MASON CITY | A Rockwell City man has been arrested after fighting with three police officers Monday.

Mark Edward Christnagel, 49, is charged with interference with official acts resulting in serious injury following an altercation with Mason City Police officers at Linden and Beaumont drives in Mason City.

The location listed in court documents is an intersection just outside Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa. It is unclear why Christnagel was being arrested.

About noon Monday, Christnagel, who stands at 6 feet, 1 inch, allegedly resisted three uniformed officers while they were attempting to arrest him. Two officers received lacerations in the altercation, according to the criminal complaint.

Christnagel was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail and later released on his own recognizance after his initial court appearance. 

He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court March 23.

— Courtney Fiorini



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