MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested after pointing gun at woman

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell talks to fans before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington,Texas, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell talks to fans before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington,Texas, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested Saturday night after allegedly pointing a gun at a female food delivery person in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Scottsdale police reportedly sent officers to Maxwell's home after receiving a call about a person with a gun. Maxwell, the first baseball player to follow in Colin Kaepernick's footsteps and take a knee during a major league baseball game, was arrested and booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

Police said they were holding him in custody pending an initial court appearance before a judge.

Last week, Maxwell claimed a waiter in his Alabama hometown denied him service, a claim the waiter has since denied.

“He is outright lying. This is really upsetting, as he was given full service; I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” Matt Henry of Keegan’s Public House said in an interview. “This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.”

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The 26-year-old Maxwell hit .237 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season, and analysts projected him to be Oakland's starting catcher next year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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