A 27-year-old man who was previously arrested for attacking police officers was caught on video assaulting an NYPD officer with a glass bottle, the New York Police Department reported. The officer was on a Brooklyn street corner at around 4:50 a.m. on 19 July while on duty when a man named Tyshaun Holloway approached him.
Seconds after the pair engaged in conversation, the suspect hit the officer with a glass bottle before taking off on foot. Other officers chased him down and he was arrested, the NYPD added in a statement. The officer sustained injuries to the neck and head which required stitches and staples. Police said the wounds do not pose a serious health risk.
Following the incident, The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York issued a statement urging city officials to take action in a bid to protect the community and NYPD officers.