2 women arrested after police officer allegedly punched in head on Long Island

WESTBURY, Nassau County (WABC) -- Two women are facing charges after a violent arrest on Long Island.

Police say it started when officers spotted 23-year-old Dikiya Bland allegedly smoking marijuana inside a car in Westbury Tuesday night.

When officers approached her car, they say 28-year-old Sheba Flood stepped in and became verbally abusive.

Police say that escalated to violence, with Flood kicking and punching an officer in the head.

Flood was charged with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

Bland was charged with criminal possession of marijuana.

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