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Cops: Knife-wielding man arrested after confronting police

A domestic incident at a home Tuesday night in Valley Stream ended with the arrest of a knife-wielding man and three injured officers, police said.

One of the Nassau County police Fourth Precinct officers suffered a broken hand, while police said two other officers were "exposed to saliva and blood" during the arrest.

All three were transported to a hospital for treatment, police said Wednesday.

Jeffrey Chatelain, 35, of Fairmount Street, was charged with second-degree assault, three counts of menacing a police officer, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree menacing and resisting arrest. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said officers responding to a 911 call reporting "a domestic incident" at the home on Fairmount Avenue entered the house at about 7:15 p.m. to find Chatelain holding "a kitchen knife in each hand" and threatening to "stab the officers."

When those officers attempted to subdue Chatelain, police said, the suspect "began flailing his arms, spitting and refusing to be handcuffed." After the arrest, police said, officers recovered a clear plastic bag containing "a white powdery substance" believed to be cocaine, as well as several Xanax pills.

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