Police officer suffers head injury during arrest on Long Island

UNIONDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- Three police officers were seriously injured during an arrest on Long Island.

The officers were responding to a home on Liberty Street in Uniondale on Thursday just before noon.

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The officers were greeted with bagpipes and applause from fellow officers.

When they arrived at the scene Rigoberto Madrid Maldonado, 30, was separated from other residents of the house, and then immediately became irate and lunged at an officer. Other officers then came to help out to place Maldonado in custody.

During the altercation, three officers sustained injuries, including head trauma and multiple injuries to extremities.

One officer required emergency surgery and was treated at an area hospital.

Maldonado is charged with assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and harassment. He is set to be arraigned Friday in Mineola.

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