New York, NY – Police are searching for a group of teens who viciously assaulted an off-duty New York police officer at Penn Station on Saturday.
New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Cagney Ramos, 33, encountered the group at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, the New York Daily News reported.
After wrapping up his night shift at the World Trade Center Command in Lower Manhattan, Officer Ramos took the Long Island Rail Road to Penn Station.
The group of teens honed in on him after he got off of the commuter rail, and allegedly began flicking his baseball cap off of his head and hitting the backpack he was carrying, police said.
Officer Ramos told them that he was a cop, at which point he allegedly came under attack, the New York Daily News reported.
The group kicked and punched the officer, taking him to the ground, and spit on him before they fled the area on foot, according to police.
They left him with deep cuts to his arm, ear, and face, the New York Daily News reported.
Officer Ramos was transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital by medics.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is handling the ongoing investigation into the assault.
Police are still searching for Officer Ramos’ attackers.
Officer Ramos told New York Daily News reporters that he was “fine” and didn’t want to discuss the attack when they approached him at his home in Queens after he was released from the hospital, according to the paper.