Moses S. Maldonado, 22, of Philadelphia Street, was arrested Wednesday on felony assault charges for the May 8 stabbing of a 15-year-old boy on Hampshire Street.
Police Lt. Ralph Zangara suffered a hand injury as the suspect was taken out of a refrigerator in a Hampshire Street flat where he was hiding. Maldonado was charged with second-degree attempted assault and resisting arrest for allegedly attacking the lieutenant.
Maldonado allegedly fled into a first-floor flat of a house in the fourth block of Hampshire Street when Zangara and other officers confronted him about the May 8 stabbing.
As he was taken out of the vacant refrigerator Moses allegedly grabbed for a police nightstick before he was handcuffed. The police lieutenant was slightly injured in the arrest. Moses is being held on first-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, harassment and child endangerment counts for the May 8 incident. The victim of that incident was treated in the Erie County Medical Center for two non-fatal stab wounds of his back and upper torso, according to a police report.