Police: Officer stabbed by needle in suspect's underwear
A York City man faces an assault charge after a deputy was allegedly stabbed by a needle in the suspect’s underwear.
The suspect, a 27-year-old man of the 900 block of East Princess Street, was charged with three misdemeanors: simple assault, possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia, according to charging documents.
The incident occurred after a Northern York County Regional Police officer went to a hotel in Manchester Township on Friday for a report of a possible overdose. Inside the hotel room, the officer found a man and a woman, both of whom rejected medical attention, the documents state.
Officers then took both people into custody on outstanding warrants.
While at central booking, an officer noticed that something appeared to be concealed inside the man’s underwear. A deputy reaching inside to search was poked by a needle, according to the charging documents. A needle, cap and a bag of pills were found in the man’s underwear, the documents state.
The deputy had a “small bubble” on his hand where it was poked, and the deputy said they would get checked out at a hospital, according to the documents.