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2 NY Cops Injured While Protecting Woman And Kids From Attacker In Police Precinct

Bethpage, NY – Two Nassau County police officers were injured on Tuesday when a violent suspect allegedly attacked them inside a police station.

The incident occurred at the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Eighth Precinct stationhouse in Bethpage at approximately 3:10 p.m. on July 19, the Daily Voice reported.

Investigators said a 37-year-old woman showed up at the station on Hicksville Road with her three-month-old son and three-month-old daughter to get help for an alleged domestic violence incident.

As police were speaking with the woman, 35-year-old Matthew Reardon stormed into the building and began acting highly aggressively towards the woman and police, according to investigators.

The officers quickly attempted to place Reardon under arrest, at which point he allegedly went on the fight, the Levittown Patch reported.

Police said two officers were injured while subduing the combative, violent suspect.

The entire incident unfolded in front of the victim’s two children.

The victim and her children were not injured during the brawl, the Daily Voice reported.

The two injured officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The nature and extent of their injuries were not immediately released.

Reardon was arrested on charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, two counts of criminal contempt, two counts of assault, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, the Daily Voice reported.

He is due to appear in Hempstead for an arraignment hearing on Wednesday.

It is unclear whether the suspect has a prior criminal history.

Police did not say if they had prior contact with the couple for domestic violence issues in the past.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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