Two officers were taken to Friday afternoon with minor injuries after struggling with a man wielding a knife at the Water Mill Commons, according to police.
After a 911 caller reported a man with a knife, the first police officer arrived on scene at 3:15 p.m. and ordered the man to drop the weapon, police said. The man, identified as Jesse Amberstone, 19, of Bridgehampton, then lunged at the officer while making slashing motions with the knife, according to police. The officer used pepper spray on Amberstone, who then resisted being handcuffed, police said.
More police officers, as well as concerned employees of the Water Mill Commons, assisted the first officer to subdue Amberstone, police said.
Two police officers and Amberstone were treated and released at the hospital, and Amberstone was then taken to police headquarters in Hampton Bays for booking.
Amberstone was charged with attempted assault of a police officer in the second degree and menacing a police officer, both felonies, as well as criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment in the second degree, all misdemeanors.