DANBURY - A Danbury man was arraigned Monday for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Police say 20-year-old Pierre Elhayek attacked a police officer in the parking lot of Jimmy's Market Saturday night. 

Officials say the officer was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Jimmy's Market toward the end of his shift when Elhayek started banging and kicking his car. Thinking Elhayek needed help, the officer opened his door. 

They say Elhayek hit the officer on the head and ear and continued to punch and kick the officer numerous times. 

Elhayek was arraigned Monday in a holding cell due to the judge's concern over security and his physical condition.

Officers say Elhayek was released from Danbury Hospital shortly before the attack. However, they did not say what he was treated for.

The officer involved is expected to return to work in a month.