Police: Officer stabbed by needle in suspect's underwear

Brandon Addeo
York Dispatch
Northern York County Regional Police in Dover Township, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

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. 

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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.