N.Y. suspect slugs cop, tries to flee


Matthew Chayes
Newsday

FREEPORT, N.Y. — A Freeport man confronted at a Radio Shack for a stolen credit card he took from a nearby health club tried to flee by punching the cop who was arresting him, police said Saturday.

Police then tackled Joshua Samlal, 19, on Thursday and arrested him on felony charges that include assault and larceny, police said.

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