A female New York Police Department (NYPD) officer was attacked with a bottle while on duty in the Bronx by a man, who was later arrested.
Suspect Caught on Cam
A video obtained by the New York Post shows the female officer near 231st Street and Broadway when the suspect blindsides her and hits her in the back of the head. The NYPD confirmed that the officer was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and her condition is stable.
Meanwhile, the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Jose Garcia, was charged with assault, obstruction of government administration, resisting arrest, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment, according to a report published in FOX News.
Other Attacks in New York
The attack comes just a week after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg called his home the “safest big city in America” despite Republicans blaming his progressive policies for contributing to violent crime.
On the same day as the attack, Madeline Brame, whose son was fatally stabbed in Harlem in 2018, shouted down a Democratic lawmaker in New York City while testifying in a Republican-led field hearing on Bragg’s policies. Brame warned the lawmaker not to “insult my intelligence.” Brame’s son, Army Sgt. Hason Correa, was brutally ambushed and killed, and Bragg dismissed both murder and gang assault indictments against the suspects.
Bragg’s office posted on Twitter during the day of the hearing to say that Republicans were engaging in a “political stunt” that was a “slap in the face to the dedicated NYPD officers, prosecutors, and other public servants who work tirelessly every day with facts and data to keep our home safe.”