NORWICH – Two City of Norwich Police Officers were injured Friday afternoon as they attempted to capture a fleeing suspect wanted on a warrant.
Police said Sgt. Scott Meade received cuts and bruises to his right wrist and forearm after he collided with a parking sign during the altercation. He was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital following the arrest for X-rays and treatment.
Officer Thomas Miller suffered eye exposure to his own pepper spray after he used it on the fleeing man. He was treated at the scene by Norwich Fire EMS crews. After receiving treatment, both officers returned to active duty later that day.
At around 2:50 p.m. Friday, Miller was following up leads to locate 30-year-old Zachariah J. Zwickel of 79 Sheldon St. in the City of Norwich, and traveled 50 Fair St. after receiving tips on the wanted man’s whereabouts, said police at the scene.