MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis man with assaulting a police officer with a garbage can lid.

On Aug. 26, Brayshaun Gibson, 28, allegedly threw a garbage can lid at a police officer during unrest in Minneapolis after the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The officer was knocked unconscious after getting hit in the head by the lid that weighed 15 pounds. He was taken to a hospital and treated for possible spinal damage, according to the complaint.

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