The Fifth Squad reports the arrest of a Franklin Square man for an Assault that occurred on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 6:42 pm in Elmont.According to detectives, police responded to an Aided call for a male lying on the sidewalk at the intersection of Plainfield Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. Upon arrival, officers observed Joseph L. Gonsalves, 41, of 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, lying on the ground. Police attempted to assist Gonsalves, but he became combative, spitting in their face and punching an officer in his right cheek. Gonsalves was placed under arrest and transported to a local hospital for treatment.Two officers were also transported by Nassau County Police Ambulance to a hospital for treatment.Defendant Joseph L. Gonsalves is charged with Assault 2nd Degree and two (2) counts of Harassment 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.