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Police: Man assaulted cops in North Lawrence

A 27-year-old Queens man was arraigned Friday, charged with injuring two police officers and resisting arrest in North Lawrence on Thursday evening.

Police arrested George J. Towns, of 134 59th St. in Jamaica, after he was yelling and cursing at people while walking southbound on Lawrence Avenue, Nassau County police said.

At about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, police said, Towns struggled with arresting officers, falling to the ground. As he was being placed in the rear of a patrol car, Towns kicked and shoved officers, injuring two of them, according to police.

One officer suffered a sprained wrist, a shoulder and neck injury and was bitten on the hand, police said. The other officer suffered a sprained wrist, shoulder and minor injuries to his arm and leg, police said.

Towns was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in First District Court in Hempstead.

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