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Gang member arrested after fighting police at Westbury gas station, police say

Juan Taveras Jr., of Freeport, was charged with

Juan Taveras Jr., of Freeport, was charged with counts including second-degree assault, police said. Credit: NCPD

A known Latin Kings gang member from Freeport resisted arrest and fought with police officers who were called to settle a disturbance at a gas station in Westbury on Wednesday, Nassau County police said.

Juan Taveras Jr., 33, was “eventually subdued and handcuffed” at the Speedway Gas Station at 880 Old Country Rd. about 6:30 p.m., police said in a news release Thursday.

He and the officers all were taken to a hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries, according to the police.  

Taveras was charged with two counts of second-degree felony assault and misdemeanors for resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday.

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