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Police: Suspect Assaults 3 Prince George's Co. Officers Before Being Subdued

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    New details on the man Prince George's County Police say escaped from a police car, and assaulted three officers. Derrick Ward has more on the incident, and the video you saw first on News4. (Published Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015)

    A man in Maryland assaulted two Prince George's County police officers, then escaped from a police cruiser and assaulted a third officer in a wild series of events Saturday afternoon, police said.

    One officer was treated at a hospital for injuries suffered in one of the attacks, which an onlooker captured on video posted to Twitter.

    Police identified the suspect as Giovanti Moschino Young. Police said Young has two open warrants in Howard County, one for first-degree robbery and one for failure to appear in court.

    Prince George's County police said in a press release that the suspect was a passenger in a car that was pulled over in Laurel, Maryland, for a traffic stop Saturday. During the traffic stop, the suspect assaulted two officers, police said.

    Suspect Assaults Officers in Prince George's County

    [DC] Suspect Assaults Officers in Prince George's County
    A suspect assaulted three Prince George's police officers before being restrained by police on Saturday.
    (Published Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015)

    He was arrested. He said he was injured and was taken to a local hospital. The hospital found no injuries, police said, and released the man back to Prince George's County police.

    While Young was being taken to a prisoner processing facility in Hyattsvile at about 5 p.m., he escaped from a police cruiser -- despite being handcuffed, police said.

    When the officer who was transporting the suspect confronted him outside the police car, the suspect "tried to kick the officer and spit at him and bit him," police said. 

    Video of that encounter shot by an onlooker shows a Prince George's County police officer grappling with the suspect, including laying on him and pressing his head to the ground.

    The officer eventually used a stun gun to subdue Young, police said. Young is charged with multiple counts of assaulting police officers.

    He was taken back to a hospital after the stun gun was used. The officer who confronted him outside the cruiser was also treated at a hospital.

    Stay with News4 and NBC Washington for more on this developing story.