Video: Off-duty FDNY EMT attacked during dispute over parking in the Bronx

Crime

UNIONPORT, the Bronx — Police have asked for assistance in identifying the people accused of attacking a man during a parking dispute in the Bronx earlier this month.

It happened in the vicinity of Chatterton and Olmstead avenues around 1 a.m. on May 22.

A 22-year-old man, who police sources said was an off-duty FDNY EMT, engaged in a verbal altercation with two others over a parking dispute, police said.

The dispute escalated into a physical encounter when one of the suspects struck the victim multiple times, authorities said.

The victim fled on foot and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a broken jaw and eye socket, according to authorities.

Police obtained images and surveillance video of the suspects during the incident. 

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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