Authorities say the officer was assaulted while waiting in line at a fast food restaurant.
Rockville, Md (KM) A Coatesville, Pennsylvania man has been charged with 2nd-degree assault and resisting arrested for attacking a Montgomery County Police Officer. Nyziere London, 21, was taken into custody on Thursday evening. .
Montgomery County Police say at around 6:48 PM on Thursday, the officer who was on duty and in uniform was waiting in line at the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 14925 Shady Grove Road in Rockville when London walked up to him and punched him in the face. He continued to hit the officer as the cop was trying to take London into custody. Another officer in the restaurant paying for her food heard what was going and came over to assist. Other officers responded and placed London under arrest.
Authorities say there’s no evidence London had any previous interactions with the officer.
The officer who was assaulted is a 26-year-old veteran of the Police force and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
“Officers work hard every day to ensure that our community stays safe,” said Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones, in a statement. “Police work can often put officers in harms way, but I’m saddened that this unprovoked attack occurred while this officer was attempting to simply grab a quite bite to eat during his shift. This is another danger to our profession.”
By Kevin McManus