Struggle during arrest causes injury to NYS Trooper

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local man is facing serious charges after an altercation left a New York State Trooper with an injury.

Police say they responded to Lockport where Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputies learned of a domestic dispute on Robinson Road a week ago. Officers say while they responded, they spotted a person fleeing the scene on foot and acted to arrest him.

When one Trooper attempted to arrest Ruben A. Ruiz, a 26-year-old who allegedly fled police, police say he struggled. During the struggle, the Trooper reportedly sustained a wrist injury. Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputies completed the arrest thereafter.

Ruiz stands charged with second degree felony assault. He was jailed on $25,000 bail, but will return to court in Lockport at a later date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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