Police: Suspect recaptured after escaping hospital

Police on Long Island said that a man arrested on gun and other charges really didn't want to go to jail and tried to get away from cops by assaulting an officer at a hospital Friday.

Suffolk County cops arrested Alexander Thomas, 25, of Huntington, Thursday night on criminal possession of a loaded weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, false personation, harassment, and resisting arrest, police said. During the arrest cop zapped Thomas with a Taser.

So then the officers brought Thomas to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip to be treated after the shock. While there, Thomas complained of chest pains, police said.

At about noon Friday, Thomas assaulted a police officer and fled from the hospital, police said. Police gave chase. A cop and a police dog caught up to him about an hour later and arrested him again.

Both Thomas and the officer he allegedly assaulted in the escape were treated at the hospital, police said.

Thomas now also faces Escape and assault charges, police said. He is set to face a judge Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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