Police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect, who investigators believe, is wanted on charges of assaulting an officer.

On Dec. 29, 2017, an officer was patrolling the 2800 block of Cornell Street around 1:30 a.m. when the officer noticed a male walking in the area that matched the description of a suspect in a stalking report the officer had recently taken, said Lubbock Police public information assistant Kasie Whitley.

The officer noted the closeness in proximity of the male to the victim's house in the previous case, and he began to ask the male questions, she said.

"The suspect, whom the officer had detained, quickly became agitated and verbally combative toward the officer, before trying to walk away," said Whitley.

As the suspect began walking away, the officer grabbed him in a bear hug to keep him from leaving, according to a police report. After the officer placed the suspect's left hand in handcuffs, the suspect broke away and swung at the officer with a closed fist. The officer ducked and the suspect's fist struck the top of his head, according to the report.

The officer then called for additional units to the scene, including K-9, according to police.

"However, officers were unable to locate the suspect," said Whitley.

If anyone has any information regarding the case, including who the suspect is, as well as where he is located, police urge the public to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Callers may remain anonymous.