TMZ reports that Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested for aggravated assault in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday night after allegedly pointing a gun at a female delivery driver.

Scottsdale PD tells TMZ Sports Maxwell, 26, was arrested at 6:08PM at his Scottsdale, AZ home. Cops say the victim was a female delivery driver who told them Maxwell pointed a gun at her.

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

Maxwell has been in the news recently after becoming the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem, and then claiming he was denied service at an Alabama restaurant in the last week by a pro-Trump waiter that didn’t approve of the anthem protesting (and the waiter claims Maxwell is lying).

The 26-year-old just finished his second major-league season, hitting three home runs with a .663 OPS in 253 plate appearances for Oakland in 2017.

UPDATE: Scottsdale PD has issued a statement confirming the arrest, along with Maxwell’s booking photo.


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