Man bites officer after harassing girl, 7, at Long Island bus stop: police

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) -- A Queens man was charged after he harassed a 7-year-old girl at a Long Island bus stop and then bit an officer at a police station, Nassau County police said Wednesday.

The girl and her 36-year-old mother were waiting near a bus stop outside Nassau University Medical Center on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow just before 10 p.m. Monday when Marcelo Sanchez Hidalgo came up to them, according to police.

Hidalgo both verbally and physically harassed the young girl, prompting her mom to seek shelter with her in the medical center, police said.

A young girl was harassed by a man while waiting at a bus stop with her mother near Nassau University Medical Center on Monday night, police said
A young girl was harassed by a man while waiting at a bus stop with her mother near Nassau University Medical Center on Monday night, police said. Photo credit Google Street View

A Lynbrook police officer who was inside the hospital arrested Hidalgo and transported him to the Third Precinct.

But during the arrest processing, Marcelo attacked a Nassau police officer and bit him in the right arm, police said.

The officer suffered substantial pain and swelling in the attack, according to police.

Both the officer and Marcelo were transported to an area hospital for assessment and treatment.

Marcelo was charged with second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment.

Police said he’ll be arraigned when medically practical.

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