Arlington police officer hospitalized after being assaulted by suspect

An Arlington police officer had to be hospitalized after being assaulted by a suspect in the early morning hours Sunday.

Police say the officer was working parking enforcement just before 1 a.m. on May 26 in the area of the 2900 block of Columbia Pike when he saw a male suspect causing a disturbance and having a dispute with the security guard at a nearby business. 

The officer approached and issued commands to the male suspect, who did not comply. The suspect then shoved the officer into a parked car, causing damage, and assaulted him before fleeing the scene. 

A lookout was issued and responding officers found the suspect in the area of Columbia Pike and S. Glebe Road. 

The officer sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. He is in stable condition. 

The suspect was medically evaluated at an area hospital before being transported to booking. He has been identified as 29-year-old Otis Brown of Waldorf, Md

Brown was arrested and charged with assault on police, aggravated malicious wounding and destruction of property. He was held without bond.