NYPD officer cut in face while arresting suspect in New York City

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A police officer was cut and scratched in the face by a suspect while making an arrest Monday night.

The incident was reported near the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue just after 8:30 p.m.

Police say the suspect attacked the officer as he attempted to place him in custody.

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Charges against the suspect are pending.

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