Officer injured in mall scuffle with suspect

CENTRAL ISLIP - A Nassau County police officer is recovering after getting hurt during a fight with a suspect.

Police say they detained Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Central Islip, for larceny by store security at the Wal-Mart in the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.

According to police, when they arrived Rodriguez tried to leave with his wife and two young children. The move sparked a struggle, injuring the hand of one of the officers.

Police also say Rodriguez had a fake Social Security and immigration card on him. 

 

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