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Police officer punched in face while arresting suspect

A 30-year-old man punched a Honolulu police officer in the face Monday while the officer tried to arrest him for violating a protective order, police said.

The incident happened in Kalihi Valley about 6:45 p.m. Police said arriving officers located the suspect, who allegedly assaulted an officer during his arrest.

Police took the man into custody for resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and violating a protective order.

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