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Hicksville Man Subdued After Pointing Gun at Couple

Suspect struggled with cops, escapes with police radio, then is captured in his back yard. One officer hurt.

A Hicksville man pointed a loaded handgun at a husband and wife, then struggled with cops and led them on a wild chase before being forcibly subdued, Nassau Police said Monday.

The incident began on Heitz Place around midnight Monday when Manuel Carbajal, 27, of 163 Woodbury Road, approached a woman who would later describe him as “acting irrationally,” police said.

She began walking away from the suspect when Carbajal pointed the weapon at the 63-year-old woman. When she screamed, her 50-year-old husband tried to intervene and also saw the gun pointed at him, police said. Neither were hurt, police said.

Second Precinct Police and the Bureau of Special Operations responded and located the suspect walking southbound on McKinley Avenue. Carbajal was stopped and police found a loaded .22 caliber semi automatic handgun in his pocket. As an officer attempted to arrest Carbajal a violent struggle broke out and the officer was struck in the face multiple times, police said.

During the struggle the officer’s police radio fell to the ground. The defendant broke free from the officer, picked up the radio and fled on foot, police said.

Police launched a manhunt and found Carbajal in the back yard of his residence.

There, another fight ensued, with Carbajal swinging his arms and kicking at police officers. Carbajal then grabbed at an officer’s handgun, attempting to remove it from its holster, but was subdued and placed into custody.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released for lacerations to his face. The police radio was recovered.

The defendant was charged with multiple felony counts including robbery, assault, menacing, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Monday.

Fish Hunter April 30, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Hey this is the same address where the perp from the carjacking by broadway mall lived
Joe Seppie April 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Just doing the crimes Americans don't want to do. Isnt diversity great?? This address seems to harbor a house full of illegals who are involved in all types of crimes. Same address home to an "undocumented" male who hijacked a car at gunpoint a monty ago. Should have the property owner arrested!!!!
click here April 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM
First off just because they are spanish don't mean they " illegals " so you should really get your facts straight before you talk & 2 people of the same house did something bad okay ? Big deal . & honestly I don't understand why peoples adresses is posted up here , that shouldn't be allowed .
G May 01, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Click, Actually two people who committed violent felonies is a big deal, The fact that they both live at the same address is also a big deal. The police release the addresses of arrestees and the media publishes them to keep the public informed. I think it is something we should support, not question. It is perfectly legal and practiced by the media on a daily basis. We have a right to know if criminal activity is going on in our neighborhood. The people who live near this house need to be informed. There may be gang activity or other criminal activity stemming from this house and people need to be aware of it and be careful when in the vicinity of it.
tj May 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM
When will it be enough????......Get these freaking illegals out of here,,,,,its hard enough the entire US population had to be forced to take Swine Flu shots,,,,,NEWS FLASH,,,,Everyone who cooks and serves your food are not immunized since birth,,,the children in public schools as well...Instead of dealing with the problem,,,Illegal immigrants with many many diseases and no vaccines,,,The US gov issues a massive nation wide flu vaccine to pump its own citizens with a new vaccine to protect them from these sick people.... Dont go after the problem,,,Ignore it...Well we have been doing that for ten years and Huntignton, Glen Cove, Hempstead, are all now non english schools payed by the tax payers...FREE EDUCATION BABY,,,,FREE MEDICAL,,,,JUST GO TO AMERICA THEY SAY....DONT WORRY THEY DONT ENFORCE THE LAWS...JUST SAY ITS RACIST AND TAKE THEIR MONEY AND RUN,,,

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