A Hicksville man pointed a loaded handgun at a husband and wife, then struggled with cops and led them on a wild chase before being forcibly subdued, Nassau Police said Monday.
The incident began on Heitz Place around midnight Monday when Manuel Carbajal, 27, of 163 Woodbury Road, approached a woman who would later describe him as “acting irrationally,” police said.
She began walking away from the suspect when Carbajal pointed the weapon at the 63-year-old woman. When she screamed, her 50-year-old husband tried to intervene and also saw the gun pointed at him, police said. Neither were hurt, police said.
Second Precinct Police and the Bureau of Special Operations responded and located the suspect walking southbound on McKinley Avenue. Carbajal was stopped and police found a loaded .22 caliber semi automatic handgun in his pocket. As an officer attempted to arrest Carbajal a violent struggle broke out and the officer was struck in the face multiple times, police said.
During the struggle the officer’s police radio fell to the ground. The defendant broke free from the officer, picked up the radio and fled on foot, police said.
Police launched a manhunt and found Carbajal in the back yard of his residence.
There, another fight ensued, with Carbajal swinging his arms and kicking at police officers. Carbajal then grabbed at an officer’s handgun, attempting to remove it from its holster, but was subdued and placed into custody.
The injured officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released for lacerations to his face. The police radio was recovered.
The defendant was charged with multiple felony counts including robbery, assault, menacing, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest.
He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Monday.