AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Two Amherst police officers are recovering, after they both broke their hands while trying to arrest the same suspect.
According to a news release sent to 22News by Amherst police, on Saturday morning, an officer encountered a man suspected of exposing himself in public. The suspect, who was drinking from a champagne bottle, allegedly hit the officer, breaking his hand.
The man got away until later that night, when another officer spotted the suspect in the center of town. The suspect kicked that officer and broke his hand.
The man was eventually arrested.
With these two injuries, the Amherst Police are down five officers.