Police Officer Arrested For Assault

An officer assigned to the Raleigh Police Department's gang unit has been arrested on assault charges.

Department spokesman Jim Sughrue said Wednesday that Ofc. Andrew R. Caruana was taken into custody after the incident, which occurred while he was off duty. Officers responded to a residence about a disturbance Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Caruana is charged with assault, assault by pointing a gun and
communicating threats. Caruana's department-issued weapon was not
used in the incident. The 32-year-old was taken into custody Tuesday night and released a short time later. His bail amount was unknown. Sughrue said a departmental investigation will determine what, if any, action will be taken.

No attorney was listed for Caruana, and his telephone number is

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