PD: Man assaults police officers after murder confession; claim unfounded

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Raymond Hayes By Jennifer Thomas Raymond Hayes By Jennifer Thomas

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale police arrested a man after he reportedly called 911 and confessed to a murder then assaulted responding officers.

Two patrol officers responded to Banner Behavioral Health Hospital Thursday morning after a patient identified as Raymond Hayes called 911 and said he wanted to report that he had committed a murder six months ago, according to a news release from the Scottsdale Police Department.

He then demanded to be taken to the Fourth Avenue Jail.

Police said Hayes, 27, refused to provide any other information and no murder was substantiated by officers.

While the officers were at the hospital, Hayes suddenly struck one of them in the face without provocation then attempted to grab the second officer's gun, according to the news release.

Hayes was subdued with a Taser and arrested for aggravated assault.

One officer was treated at a local hospital and released. The second officer sustained minor injuries that did not require medical care.