Man arrested after threatening officer in UW Hospital parking ramp

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- A 59-year-old Cottage Grove man was arrested after threatening another man and a UW-Madison police officer in the UW Hospital Parking ramp Tuesday.

According to UW-Police, they were called to the parking ramp at 12:50 p.m. after a passerby noticed a violent confrontation between two men in the ramp.

Police say Ricky Smith confronted the driver of a car that backed into Smith's vehicle. Smith reportedly grabbed the man's keys and began yelling at him.

According to UW-Police, an officer arrived and Smith became aggressive towards the officer and refused to follow orders. The officer used pepper spray and Smith was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Smith was arrested for resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.