Police: 2 arrested for pulling knife during altercation on NICE bus; officer injured during arrest

Police say two people have been arrested for pulling a knife during an altercation on a NICE bus in Valley Stream and injuring an officer during the arrest.
According to detectives, Kiara Cooper, 22, and Quanmik Wells, 32, became involved in a verbal altercation on a NICE Bus at the intersection of West Merrick Road and Arlington Avenue. 
During the dispute, Cooper pulled out a knife and threatened two female passengers -- ages 18 and 43 years old. 

Police were flagged down by passengers and placed Cooper under arrest. While officers were taking Cooper into custody, Wells continued to threaten the two female victims and ignored officers verbal commands. 

As officers attempted to place him into custody, Wells physically resisted and an officer sustained injuries during the course of the arrest, due to the defendant’s combative behavior. 

The injured officer suffered lacerations, swelling and substantial pain to his right hand. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. 

While in custody, Wells was found to be in possession of 41 plastic capsules containing a white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine. 

Cooper’s son, 6, was present during the altercation and was released into the custody of a family member. 

Cooper is charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, harassment and disorderly conduct. 

Wells is charged with assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.  
Quanmik Wells