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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

SCPD: Man Arrested After Attacking Officer and Fleeing From Police at Hospital in West Islip

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Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after attacking an officer and fleeing from police at a hospital in West Islip today.

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Alexander Thomas

West Islip, NY - October 2, 2015 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after attacking an officer and fleeing from police at a hospital in West Islip today.

Suffolk County Police First Precinct officers arrested Alexander Thomas in North Amityville last night at approximately 7 p.m. for several charges, including Criminal Possession of a Loaded Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, False Personation, Harassment, and Resisting Arrest.  He was tased during the arrest and subsequently transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip to be treated. While at the hospital, Thomas complained of chest pains.

Today, at approximately 12 p.m. while being treated at the hospital, Thomas assaulted a police officer and fled on foot through the adjoining neighborhood. Thomas was captured by a Canine officer and his dog approximately an hour later.

The prisoner and officer were treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for minor injuries and were released.

Thomas, 25 of Huntington, faces additional charges of Escape 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned October 3 at First District Court in Central Islip.

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