Man faces attempted murder charges after pulling knife on Pismo police officers

ppemberton@thetribunenews.comJune 28, 2013 

Arthur Duncan Groneman, 36, was arrested Tuesday, June 25, 2013, on suspicion of attempted murder. Original story »

A man accused of cutting two Pismo Beach police officers with a knife is being held on $1 million bail while facing two counts of attempted murder.

Arthur Groneman, 36, briefly appeared in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Friday, when his arraignment was continued to Tuesday.

The two officers reportedly tried to arrest Groneman for trespassing Tuesday. During a fight that ensued, Groneman allegedly pulled a knife, and the officers received injuries to their hands.

Groneman also faces charges of assault resulting in great bodily injury because one officer required surgery and another needed stitches to mend the injuries.

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