Man accused of assaulting 2 officers during Floral Park traffic stop

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A Floral Park man is under arrest and accused of assaulting two police officers during a traffic stop.

Detectives say the officers tried to stop Alex Mitchell, 21, for speeding on Terrace Avenue yesterday morning.

However, police say Mitchell took off and when he finally stopped on Laurel Street, he jumped out of the car and ran.

Officers finally caught up with Mitchell and that's when they say he attacked them.

Both officers suffered face and arm injuries, but are expected to be OK.

Mitchell is facing multiple charges including assault and possession of marijuana.

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