EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn— Authorities are searching for a person wanted for throwing a beer bottle and striking an officer in the head in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday.
The incident happened Monday around 2:30 p.m. during a protest in front of Big Apple Nail Salon on Nostrand Avenue, police said.
Video footage captured by a PIX11 photographer shows the moment when a beer bottle was thrown, and struck the back of the head of a NYPD officer.
The officer was escorting employees of the nail salon out of a group of more than 50 protesters during the time of the incident.
Officers at the scene transported the injured detective to the hospital, where he received treatment for a contusion and was released.
A photo was released by police of the person they are looking for.
Protesters were gathered in front of the salon after now-viral video captured employees swinging at patrons with brooms and other objects. Calls to close the salon have continued since Friday's altercation.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).