Man charged with assaulting police officer

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A 48-year-old Big Island man has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Christopher Gonsalves of Hilo was found Sunday hiding in bushes.

Police say an officer on Saturday night responded to a report of domestic abuse and was assaulted by Gonsalves.

Police say the officer's injuries were not life-threatening.

Gonsalves' 27-year-old son, Christopher Gonsalves Jr., was taken into custody for two outstanding warrants and a burglary charge.

Both men were taken to a Hilo jail.

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