(HARTFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  – A veteran Hartford police officer has been arrested following a domestic  dispute  in an apartment on Lincoln Street in the city.Police  responded  around 12:30  Monday morning  and found 49  year old Israel Zea on the second floor , being detained by two witnesses.

Zea is accused of assaulting a  47 year old woman.She sustained facial trauma and was taken to  Hartford Hospital.Zea   suffered facial injuries while being  held by the witnesses.He declined   medical treatment.

Zea, who has been on the force for about 17 years was charged with  Burglary, Assault, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass.

He has been placed on unpaid suspension.

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