According to investigators, the suspect resisted arrest then hit an officer in the face, causing a cut inside the officer’s mouth and on his hand.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
It happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
Police said the suspect intervened while officers were in the process of stopping someone else for an alleged violation.READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
It’s unclear why the suspect got involved.
Police say he ran off after hitting the officer.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.