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'Dangerous' suspect involved in incident with Hamburg police taken into custody in Buffalo

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 11:42:28-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hamburg police say the “dangerous” suspect involved in an incident with officers Wednesday in Buffalo was taken into custody Thursday.

According to police, two Hamburg detectives were at the Kohl’s on Delaware Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday conducting an investigation regarding a vehicle stolen from the McKinley Plaza on Tuesday.

Police say while the detectives were in the process of obtaining video, the suspect, who has now been identified as 49-year-old Joel Anzalone, returned to the store to use a stolen credit card. The detectives approached Anzalone in the stolen vehicle and investigators say he attempted to drive away while one of the detectives was partially inside the stolen vehicle.

A detective and Anzalone were involved in a struggle and the detective was able to free himself from the vehicle. During the struggle the detective's belt broke and his weapon and holster were missing after he was ejected, the weapon was not located at the scene according to police.

The detectives sustained minor injuries and are expected to recover.

Anzalone was taken into custody Thursday at Broadway and Liddell and turned over to Buffalo police.