New Hartford, NY (WIBX) - A Herkimer man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a security officer at St. Luke's Hospital.

New Hartford Police say 26-year old Brian Brewczynski attempted to use medical equipment as a weapon against the officer during the attack.

Police say Brewczynski was under the influence of "bath salts" at the time of the incident.

He was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

The security officer suffered injuries to his face and neck that required treatment.