Break-in suspect sought after evading police

A manhunt is underway for the man who broke into an East Hills home and then evaded police officers who responded to the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Anyone with information is urged to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. (12/6/15)

EAST HILLS - A manhunt is underway for the man who broke into an East Hills home and then evaded police officers who responded to the scene.

Two officers responded to a residential alarm on Wildwood Lane and discovered a rear door open. During a search of the home, they discovered the intruder hiding on the floor in a bedroom.

When officers attempted to arrest him, he fought back and allegedly tried to take an officer's gun.

Police say the suspect was able to escape and flee the home. A search of the area was unsuccessful, and the man has not been spotted since then.

One officer was hospitalized for injuries sustained during the clash that are not considered life-threatening.

He is described as black male who stood at about 6 foot 1 with a stocky build, and is estimated to be 28-35 years old. He has curly hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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