The Fifth Precinct reports the arrest of a Valley Stream man for Menacing a Police Officer that occurred on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 5:13 pm in Valley Stream.
According to police, patrol officers responded to a Wheeler Avenue address for a mentally unstable male. Upon arrival, an officer located the individual who was armed with a kitchen knife, approximately four (4) inches long. The male lunged at the officer with the knife. At this time, the officer verbally engaged the subject to de-escalate the situation. The subject lunged at the officer a second time and a struggle ensued. The subject was subdued and placed under arrest.
The defendant is charged with Menacing a Police Officer and Assault 2nd Degree (Attempt). He will be arraigned when medically practical.
Details by: Public Information Office 01/08/19/2230/8688