A Huntington Station man was charged with an October burglary, but not before he fought with the two detectives who came to arrest him Friday, Suffolk police said.
Scott Lundquist, 59, was taken to Huntington Hospital after complaining of back pain after the fight. He is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday on charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and resisting arrest at his West 14th Street home, police said.
The detectives were not injured, police said.DataLI crime stats
Lundquist had broken into a Huntington Station house Oct. 3 while the homeowner was inside, said Det. Sgt. Scott Welshimer of the Second Precinct.
The homeowner heard a noise and went outside to call 911, Welshimer said.
The victim then saw the burglar trying to get out through a window, the detective said.
“He starts struggling with the guy in an attempt to catch him. During that struggle, the guy says he has a handgun and is able to break free and flee the scene,” Welshimer said.
The homeowner sustained cuts and bruises, police said.
Investigators at the scene found evidence that matched Lundquist in the state DNA database for criminals. Records show Lundquist had been previously convicted of burglary, assault and misdemeanor drug possession.