EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) -- Police have arrested a suspect they say punched an NYPD officer during an altercation early Sunday morning.
The officer and her partner were patrolling Clinton Houses on Park Avenue when they saw four people smoking marijuana.
When officers went to arrest the suspects, police say one of the men punched the an officer the face before fleeing the scene.
The officer was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital where she was treated for broken teeth, cuts to her face and pain to the head.
Police arrested 26-year-old John Pica and charged him with assault on an officer.