LI officers assaulted during stabbing arrest

July 17, 2011 3:39:01 PM PDT
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.

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.

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.