Virginia State Police on Wednesday identified the Richmond man accused of striking a trooper with a golf club after the trooper approached him to offer assistance.

The suspect, Stanley Archer, 65, faces felony charges of assault on a law enforcement officer and malicious wounding.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the trooper saw a Hyundai Accent stopped in a westbound travel lane of Laburnum Avenue, just west of Saunders Avenue near Interstate 195 and Acca Yard in Richmond, the police said.

A man was standing outside the car and seemed to be distraught.

As the trooper approached the man to offer help, police said, the man took a golf club from his vehicle and swung at the trooper, hitting him in the arm.

With the assistance of another trooper and Richmond police, the man was taken into custody without further incident.

State police did not say whether the trooper was injured. The suspect was not hurt.

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