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Man charged with assault of North Syracuse police officer who was helping crash victims

A man has been charged with assault after North Syracuse Police say he attacked an officer - breaking his jaw - at a crash scene on Monday.
North Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A man has been charged with assault after North Syracuse Police say he attacked an officer - breaking his jaw - at a crash scene on Monday.

Police say officer Robert Florian initially responded to a reported hit and run and then moved on to a four car crash at the intersection of South Main Street and East Taft Road.

Florian was assisting a crash victim when 33-year-old Danon Edwards attacked him, according to police.

Edwards was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

They say the alleged attack was unprovoked.

Police needed to use a taser to subdue Edwards when he continued to act in a violent manner, police say.

According to police, Florian suffered a broken jaw and other injuries.

They charged Edwards with assault in the second degree, a class D felony; assault on a police officer, a class C felony; and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor.

He was arraigned and taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center in lieu of $50,000 bail bond.

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