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Police: Brooklyn man who punched cops faces counterfeiting charge

Officers encountered the man when they approached a red Infiniti in an East Garden City parking lot Tuesday night, officials said.

Triston Campbell had $820 in counterfeit bills when

Triston Campbell had $820 in counterfeit bills when he was arrested in East Garden City on Tuesday, Jan.16, 2018, police said Photo Credit: NCPD

A Brooklyn man who is charged with assaulting two police officers in East Garden City had $820 in counterfeit bills when he was arrested, police said.

Triston Campbell, 27, had 14 counterfeit $50 bills and six counterfeit $20 bills, Nassau County police said.

Campbell, of Snyder Avenue, was held on bail of $50,000 bond or cash at arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead on charges of assault, criminal possession of a forged instrument, resisting arrest, criminal possession of marijuana and several vehicle and traffic law violations, police said.

Officers “conducting a vehicle and traffic law investigation” approached a red Infiniti in the parking lot at 821 Stewart Ave. at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nassau County police said.

Campbell hit one of the officers with the driver’s side door as he opened it, then he fled on foot, police said.

He was caught after a short chase, and kicked and punched both officers before being subdued, police said.

The officers were treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises and released, police said.

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