HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island police officer is listed in stable condition after authorities said he was struck in the head with a piece of cement.
The incident happened just before midnight Thursday at a McDonald’s on Peninsula Boulevard in Hempstead.
The officer was ordering food when he noticed a man harassing workers, police said.
The officer escorted the man out of the McDonald’s and then went back in to get his food, CBS 2 reported.
When the officer walked back out, police said the suspect tossed a concrete block at the officer, hitting him in the face.
The officer was treated for minor injuries.
The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Oscar Guerra, was placed under arrest at the scene.
Guerra will be arraigned on charges of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief at First District Court in Hempstead on Friday.
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