FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A pair of police officers were assaulted on Friday while patrolling in Flatbush, an NYPD spokesperson said on Saturday.
A man was blocking traffic near Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue around 4:20 p.m. Police said the man refused several requests to leave the street. When police tried to arrest the man for not following their orders, the man got angry and attacked the officers, according to the NYPD.
The man pushed both officers and punched one in the face, police said. He then ran south on Flatbush Avenue. The cop who was punched suffered facial bruising and swelling, while the other officer was unharmed, according to the NYPD.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/or on Twitter @NYPDTips.