Hempstead officer hurt by concrete thrown by homeless man

October 18, 2013 5:48:22 AM PDT
A police officer in Nassau County is being treated at the hospital, after authorities say a homeless man threw a chunk of concrete, and struck him in the face.

It happpened at around midnight Friday when the Hempstead officer entered a McDonalds on Peninsula Blvd. and removed the man who was causing a disturbance.

Police say the officer re-entered the store and after exiting a second time the man hit him in the head with a piece of cement.

The defendant Oscar Guerra, 26, was arrested at the scene.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.

Guerra is being charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree.