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Connecticut man charged with assault after fighting with officer in New Cassel laundry, police say

Nassau police have charged a Connecticut man with assault after he allegedly fought an officer who was responding to a harassment call at a New Cassel laundry.

Yvan Peralta-Taveras, 37, of 222 Bradley Ave. in Waterbury, is charged with second degree assault, making a terroristic threat, second degree obstructing governmental administration and third degree menacing, police said.

According to detectives, a 45-year-old employee of the Laundry Stadium, 753 Old Country Rd., called police at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday because they said Peralta-Taveras was yelling, harassing customers and making threats.

Police said Peralta-Taveras told the employee that he would hurt people and burn the store down. The Third Precinct officer responding to the call ordered him to remove his hands from his pockets but he refused and pulled away, police said. Peralta-Taveras then began fighting with the officer causing them both to fall as he was being placed into custody, police said.

Additional officers were called to the scene and they arrested Peralta-Taveras.

Police said the officer injured his hand, back and shoulder in the altercation. He was treated and released after being taken to a hospital by Nassau County Police ambulance.

While in custody, Peralta-Taveras threatened a Third Precinct officer, police said. He was taken to North Shore University Hospital by ambulance for an evaluation.

Peralta-Taveras is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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