Man arrested after allegedly punching police officer

EWA BEACH, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 30-year old man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly punching a police officer in the face during an argument at an Ewa Beach restaurant.

The incident happened at just after 4:00 a.m. at the Zippy's in Ewa Beach. Police say a police officer was working at the restaurant when two groups of males began arguing. The police officer intervened, stepping between the two groups, when he was allegedly punched in the face by the suspect.

According to police, the officer managed to keep the groups from fighting and detained the suspect until more officers arrived at the scene. The suspect was then arrested.

The injured officer was treated at a local hospital and then released.

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