Subject arrested after allegedly striking officer during routine traffic stop

OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - An arrest was made after a Broward Sheriff’s officer was assaulted while attempting a routine traffic stop.

Investigators believe 24-year-old Tyler Comegno, who was driving a black vehicle during the traffic stop, attacked a BSO sergeant in Oakland Park.

Officials said the incident occurred near 220 N.W. 51st Court, where the suspect lives with his parents, at around 11:30 a.m., Monday morning.

Authorities said the officer was struck by the subject and suffered lacerations to his head and face. BSO deputies said Comegno then cut his ankle monitor off near northbound Interstate 95 and Commercial Boulevard, which was his last recorded location.

The officer was then transported to a nearby hospital.

7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene where police set a perimeter in the area while searching for the suspect.

BSO helicopters flew overhead, searching for the man who was driving the vehicle during the traffic stop. K-9 officers also searched for the suspect, but had no luck sniffing him out.

About four hours later, around 4:30 p.m., police found Comegno in the area of Prospect Road and Andrews Avenue.

Deputies also searched Comegno’s vehicle. One investigator found a hat that read “Police” on it and showed it to his colleagues before placing it on top of the car.

A man who claimed he is the subject’s father briefly spoke with 7News through a house window shortly after Comegno’s arrest. “I can’t make no statement. I can’t say nothing because he’s in trouble as it is,” he said. “He’s nuts. That’s all I can tell ya.”

The BSO sergeant is expected to be OK.

Comegno has nine prior arrests before today’s incident. He is now in police custody and faces a multitude of charges.

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