Long Island man accused of attacking police with dumbbell

Police on Long Island say a man attacked an officer several times with a dumbbell when he was trying to investigate an assault case.  It happened on Monday afternoon in Hicksville.

Nassau County Police say that they got a call from a group home on West John Street about 5 p.m.

A 59-year-old man said he had just been assaulted by another resident. The officers found Anthony Robinson, 58, in his bedroom and wanted to question him about the attack.

Police say Robinson raised a metal dumbbell above his head in a threatening manner. The officers attempted to grab him but say Robinson hit one of the officers in the head several times with the dumbbell.

After the struggle, the officers were able to arrest Robinson.

All three police officers, who were not identified, were taken to a hospital and treated for head, back, hand and knee injuries.

The 59-year-old victim was also transported to an hospital and treated for a facial injury.

Robinson is charged with assault, weapons and menacing charges.

He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.  It was unclear if he had a lawyer.