SAN JACINTO (CNS) —  Authorities say a homeless man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted firefighters and sheriff’s deputies when they tried to respond to a “man down” call.

Mark Landon, 46, of San Jacinto, was found on Paradise Lane when firefighters responded Saturday to the 8 p.m. call, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Haar.

Landon was allegedly uncooperative and combative with firefighters. The firefighters reportedly called sheriff’s deputies for back up, Haar said.

The conflict apparently escalated when Landon allegedly resisted arrest. One deputy suffered minor injuries during the struggle that also left Landon with cuts and bruises.

Landon was treated at a local hospital, Haar said.

The homeless man was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, assault on a firefighter and for being under the influence of a controlled substance, the sergeant said.

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