A Utica man is facing charges after allegedly hitting a Utica Police officer in the head with a frying pan.

The officer was responding  to a home on Schuyler Street for an argument early this morning.

Police say the officer was able to grab 53-year old Julius Brown's arm to prevent him from striking her again and he was taken into custody.

Brown was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration.

The officer was treated at the hospital for a head wound.