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PD: Man arrested after breaking Goodyear police officer's hand

Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 17:35:53-04

GOODYEAR, AZ — A Goodyear police officer has been hospitalized after a combative patient injured the officer Thursday.

Officials say patient Eremias Gonzalez Jr, 29, has been arrested after assaulting an officer at Abrazo West Hospital.

Gonzalez reportedly broke the officer's hand and may have caused possible ligament damage.

The officer will undergo surgery at the hospital.

Gonzalez has been arrested and booked on aggravated assault charges on the officer.