2 police officers injured when trying to arrest Seneca Falls man

One officer was punched in the head, the other suffered an injury to his finger.
SENECA FALLS, NY (WSYR-TV) - Two officers with the Seneca Falls Police Department were injured after trying to arrest a man on Saturday.

At about 12:30 a.m., police say 22-year-old Joshua Sperber called 911, asking for officers to immediately respond to his location .

When officers arrived, police say Sperber was acting confrontational and belligerent.

As he continued to act in this manner, police told him he was under arrest for disorderly conduct.

Sperber tried to walk away as officers attempted to handcuff him.

He then got into a fight with both officers, punching one in the side of the head.

During the incident, officers had to pepper spray Sperber. He was eventually handcuffed and taken into custody.

The officer who was punched in the head and another officer who suffered an injury to his finger were taken to Geneva General Hospital. Both were treated and released.

Sperber has been arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, second degree reckless endangerment, third degree falsely reporting an incident and second degree felony assault.

He is scheduled for a hearing on August 1st.
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