Hicksville man accused of assaulting officer during confrontation with police
A 78-year-old Hicksville man is accused of assaulting an officer during a violent confrontation with police at his home.
Police say Joel Ferdinand kicked a box of bottles at officers.
They say he tried to stab them with a metal tobacco pipe and pushed an officer into a table.
The officer hit his head and had to be taken to the hospital.
Police had been called to Ferdinand's home for reports of a disturbance.
He's due in court next week.