Athletics Catcher Maxwell Arrested in Arizona on Gun Charge - NBC Bay Area

Athletics Catcher Maxwell Arrested in Arizona on Gun Charge

Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct

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    Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested in Arizona after a food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.

    Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball to take a knee this year during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

    Scottsdale police say officers went to Maxwell's home Saturday night after getting a call about a person with a gun. Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

    Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial court appearance. It wasn't known if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

    The Athletics organization released the following statement after hearing about the arrest:

    "We were disappointed to learn of the allegations. We take this situation and ongoing investigation seriously. We are gathering information from the proper authorities and do not have further comment at this time."

    TMZ Sports first reported the arrest.

    The 26-year-old Maxwell hit .237 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season. He was projected to be Oakland's starting catcher next year.