Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested at Scottsdale home

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell is in police custody after being arrested at his Scottsdale home Saturday night. 

Police told ABC15, they were called to Maxwell's home after a female food delivery worker told them he pointed a gun at her.  

According to Scottsdale police, once they arrived at the complex near the intersection of Hayden and Camelback, they found a distraught food delivery worker.  

"She relayed to the officers that when she went to deliver food at an apartment in that complex, the male subject that answered the door answered the door with no shirt on and gym shorts and he had a silver handgun in his hand, pointed at her head," said Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster. 

Police do not know what sparked the alleged incident. 

"Officers did notate in their report that he did display signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication," Hoster said. 

Maxwell told ABC15 'no comment' upon his release from jail Sunday night. His attorney has not yet responded to requests for comment. 

Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

The A's tweeted the following statement Sunday morning:

Maxwell made headlines last month for becoming the first Major League Baseball player to kneel for the national anthem; following the movement started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of African Americans. 

Then, just last week, Maxwell told TMZ that he was denied service at an Alabama restaurant with a city council member due to his protest

The restaurant owners have done interviews with multiple news outlets in the area, and have adamantly denied that claim.

The MLB catcher plays Spring Training games at Mesa's Hohokam stadium.

Stay with ABC15 for more on this developing story. 

Print this article Back to Top

Your Region News
West Valley Phoenix Metro Southeast Valley Northeast Valley Northern Arizona Central/Southern AZ