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Man Punches Police as They Arrest Him for Crack Possession, Prosecutors Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | September 29, 2016 5:41pm

CLIFTON — A man punched police officers he was trying to flee after they found him in possession of a large amount of crack and cocaine, prosecutors said.

Nathaniel Langston, 29, was arrested shortly after midnight on Sunday after police found him with 21 Ziploc bags of crack and 19 more of cocaine inside 425 Vanderbilt Ave., prosecutors said.

When officers tried to handcuff him, Langston flailed his arms — punching an officer — and kicked his legs, authorities said.

Langston was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and harassment at his arraignment, according to the Staten Island District Attorney's office.

His bail was set at $5,000 and he's due back in court on Friday, according to online court records.

He was also charged with menacing, stalking, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon, court records show.

Langston's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.