Airman arrested on suspicion of assault

Okinawa City Police arrested an American airman early Sunday morning on suspicion of an assault and causing a bodily injury.

According to Okinawa City Police, a witness saw 28-year-old TSgt Jereth Adrian Davis beat a 23-year-old local male university student in the face in an elevator, and called the police. Investigators suspect that Davis hit the student several times while in the elevator, and the witness saw the incident when the elevator stopped and its door opened. The incident happened about 5 a.m.

Police arrested Davis on the scene of the alleged incident. When questioned, Davis has denied the charges. Police say they detected smell of alcohol in his breath when he was apprehended.

06:38 29 Oct , 2016