Roslyn Heights man charged with assaulting police

Brandon Duffy
Neil Pines, 38, of Roslyn, was charged with assault after a confrontation with officers at his home. (Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

A Roslyn Heights man was charged on Aug. 19 with assaulting police, according to Nassau County police. 

Officials said detectives arrived at Neil Pines’ house in connection with an incident at the Roslyn Korean Methodist Church on July 8.

After multiple commands to place his hands behind his back, a physical confrontation began in which  Pines resisted arrest and refused to comply with lawful orders, according to a Nassau County Police Department news release.

Pines, 38, kicked his legs and threw his arms into detectives, causing them to fall down a staircase and into a cement walkway, officials said.

Two detectives were injured and transported for treatment at a local hospital, officials said. Both suffered injuries to the back and one was diagnosed with a concussion. 

Pines is charged with two counts of assault in the second degree, menacing in the second degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, resisting arrest and disruption of religious services.

He was arraigned on Aug. 20 at First District Court in Hempstead.

Efforts to reach the police or the church for more information were unavailing, and information on the arraignment was not available.

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