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Man won’t leave Plainview synagogue, resists arrest, cops say

Natan Weissblum, 18, of Wantagh, faces assault and

Natan Weissblum, 18, of Wantagh, faces assault and criminal trespass charges after he refused to leave a synagogue in Plainview on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police on Tuesday arrested a Wantagh man who they said refused to leave a synagogue, then punched, kicked and bit officers who had arrived to remove him from the premises.

Natan Weissblum, 18, of Greentree Drive, faces three counts of assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass in connection with the 7 a.m. incident at Young Israel of Plainview at 132 Southern Pkwy.

He was held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead. It was unclear if he had retained an attorney Tuesday night.