Athletics Catcher Bruce Maxwell Arrested for Pointing Gun at Delivery Woman

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Bruce Maxwell #13 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 30, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.Rick Yeatts / Getty Images

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested in Arizona after a food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her.

Bruce Maxwell's mug shot.Courtesy of Scottsdale Police Department

Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball to take a knee this year during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

Scottsdale police say officers went to Maxwell's home around 6 p.m. Saturday after getting a call about a person with a gun. Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

Police said Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial court appearance. It wasn't known if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

TMZ Sports first reported the arrest.

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

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell takes a knee next to teammate Mark Canha, right, during the national anthem before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.LM Otero / AP