MIDTOWN — A man who was harassing women outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal Thursday night attacked the police officer who arrested him, officials said.
The Port Authority Police Department received a call that James Peeples, 28, was harassing women waiting in line for the taxi stand outside the bus terminal on Eighth Avenue about 11 p.m., according to Joseph Pentangelo, a spokesman for Port Authority.
When a Port Authority police officer confronted Peeples, Peeples punched the officer in the face, Pentangelo said.
Peeples then fled, but the officer quickly caught up with him near the bus terminal's 42nd Street entrance and used pepper spray to subdue and arrest him, Pentangelo said.
The officer's shoulder was dislocated in the struggle. He was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to Pentangelo.
Peeples was taken to Bellevue Hospital, though it was not immediately clear if he had been injured, Pentangelo said.
Peeples was charged with assault, harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, Pentangelo said.