CITY OF NEWBURGH – A Bronx man was taken to a local hospital by Newburgh city police for mental treatment after police said he was acting erratically, punching cars and yelling incoherently at officers, on Broadway over the weekend.
A caller reported to city police that a “naked” man was walking near 124 Broadway about 9 p.m. Saturday, city police said.
When officers arrived, they saw the man, later identified as 27-year-old Stephan Anderson, punching parked vehicles with a closed fist, according to a news release from police.
Anderson took off his shirt, but was still dressed in shorts, as he approached officers, police said.
Officers believed he could have been under the influence of drugs, as Anderson was yelling incoherently at them, according to the release.
Anderson dropped to his knees, jumped back to his feet and held his hands above his head, police said, but Anderson was not complying with officers’ commands.
Officers tried to gain compliance by using pepper spray, but it had no effect on Anderson, according to the release.
A struggle developed between Anderson and officers.
Once on the ground, Anderson continued to be combative and uncompliant, police said.
Police then brought in the help of a K9 unit dog to handcuff Anderson, who sustained minor injuries, according to the release.
Officers transported Anderson in a police vehicle to a local hospital for mental health and medical treatment.
No charges were filed against Anderson that night, but police said charges will be filed at a future date.