Brooklyn, NY – A suspect with a history of assaulting police attacked two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers with a bottle early on Sunday morning (video below).
The incident occurred in the wee hours of July 18 after a suspect wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt approached two officers from the 67th Precinct, WPIX reported.
The officers were working a fixed post established in the neighborhood to help address community concerns about crime.
Bodycam video from one of the officers showed the suspect approached the officers with his right hand in his pocket.
The video showed that initially, the suspect appeared to be friendly.
The suspect appeared to be asking the officers a question in the bodycam, which did not have audio of the interaction.
All of a sudden the man in the video took a step back from the officers, and appeared to take a fighting stance.
Then he brought up a bottle in his right hand and attacked the officers, the bodycam showed.
Bodycam video showed the suspect immediately fled on foot and the officers took off after him.
NYPD officials said the officers quickly caught up with the suspect and arrested him, WPIX reported.
Police said that the suspect has been arrested twice in the past for assaulting a police officer.
NYPD said that the officer who was assaulted had sustained injuries to his neck and head, WPIX reported.
Officials said the officer’s wounds required staples and stitches in the emergency room.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said the officer was fortunate that his injuries from the attack were not more severe, WPIX reported.
“Another reminder of the grave dangers your cops face every day as they take to the streets to protect the people of NYC,” Commissioner Shea said.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:
Early yesterday morning, cops from the @NYPD67Pct were on a fixed post to address community concerns when they were suddenly assaulted with a glass bottle in an unprovoked attack.
The suspect, who has been arrested for assaulting officers twice in the past, was quickly caught. pic.twitter.com/WZzHAKTFKg
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 19, 2021