Massapequa Resident in Custody After Biting and Stabbing NCPD Officers with Scissors

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  07. August 2017

Massapequa, NY - August 7, 2017 - The Seventh Squad reports the arrest of a Massapequa man for Assault on a Police Officer that occurred on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:50 pm in Massapequa.
According to detectives, Seventh Precinct officers responded to McCann’s Bar and Grill – 5590 Merrick Road for a disturbance. Upon arrival officers learned that a male subject who was denied entry into the bar because of his erratic behavior and who had also damaged a windshield wiper on a party bus parked across the street from the bar had left the scene.  
After a canvass of the area, officers observed the subject walking on Clocks Boulevard and Ellen Street. When officers attempted to question the individual, the subject began struggling with the officer and sergeant.    
The subject then produced a pair of scissors and slashed the officers’ cheek and attempted to stab him in the neck. The sergeant was bitten and sustained injury to her back, neck and shoulder after being thrown to the ground. The officer then deployed his Electronic Control Device and was able to place defendant Robert Savage, 26, under arrest.  
The officer and sergeant were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. They were treated and released. The defendant was also transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for an unrelated illness.
Defendant Savage is being charged with Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, Resisting Arrest and 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned as soon as medically practical.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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