Man arrested after allegedly going for officer’s gun in lobby of Hollywood Police Headquarters

Hollywood police said they arrested a man who attacked an officer inside the department’s headquarters.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Hollywood police arrested a man who allegedly attacked an officer inside the department’s headquarters.

According to police, 43-year-old Shawn Brennan attempted to flag down a Hollywood police officer just outside police headquarters on Friday.

Police said Brennan started threatening the officer, who proceeded to go inside the building, only to be chased.

Inside the lobby, a violent struggle broke out when Brennan tried to take the officer’s gun, according to police.

Authorities said Brennan was eventually subdued as several officers jumped in to assist.

He is now facing charges of attempted premeditated murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and battery on a law enforcement officer.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.