Group surrounds NYPD officer, beats him in Lower Manhattan

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Men beat NYPD officer

Police have asked for help identifying two men wanted for attacking an NYPD officer in Lower Manhattan.

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LOWER MANHATTAN — A group surrounded and attacked an NYPD officer in Lower Manhattan, police said Thursday.

Pictures released from the May 28 attack at Albany Street and West Street show two men accused in the attack. One man pushed the 37-year-old officer to the ground and punched him in the face.

The second man repeatedly struck the officer with his skateboard.

Police said the officer was treated for a bloody nose along with bruising and pain to the head and shoulder.

The NYPD has asked for help identifying the suspects.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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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