Firefighter from Staten Island arrest in alleged assault on wife: NYPD
A Staten Island firefighter was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting his wife, according to the NYPD.
Eric Bischoff, 39, was arrested for allegedly hitting his wife in the head with an iPad during an argument over the weekend, according to officials and published reports. He was charged with second-degree assault, and is reportedly due back in court April 25.
Bischoff was elected in October to Uniformed Firefighters Association's Staten Island trustee, according to the Staten Island Advance.
He said the arrest was a "personal, private matter," and that he has "two young children and now I need to worry about their welfare," according to the Advance. Bischoff didn't respond to a voice mail.
The FDNY didn't respond to requests for comment.