WYANDANCH, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say two officers were assaulted as they were arresting a stabbing suspect.
Christopher Brooks, of Wyandanch, was suspected of stabbing two people on June 29.READ MORE: New York City To Hold July 7 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade For Health Care Workers, First Responders, Essential Workers
Suffolk County police officers went to arrest the 38-year-old Brooks on Sunday morning after a 911 caller reported spotting him.
According to the police, Brooks fled on foot when the officers arrived and was apprehended a few blocks away.READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
Police say Brooks resisted arrest by throwing an officer to the ground and kicking and punching the officer. They say that after being handcuffed he head-butted another officer.
The two officers and Brooks were all treated for their injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Brooks is being held pending arraignment Monday. No information on a lawyer was immediately available.MORE NEWS: Another Violent Weekend In New York City: 22 Shot, 5 Dead Within 72 Hours
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