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A man was arrested Friday evening after an incident in West Town Mall, Knoxville Police said.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., security at the mall was notified that a man was exposing himself inside the Disney Store, according to a release from the Knoxville Police Department.

A witness pointed out the suspect to an officer who responded. The man did not have identification on him, police said.

When the officer tried to place handcuffs on the suspect, the suspect tried to run away, according to the release.

The officer and and the man fell to the ground and the suspect kicked the officer in the face and ran out of the mall, police said.

The suspect was arrested a short time later on Kingston Pike.

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