Newly released video shows at least three men assaulting and beating an off-duty New York Police Department officer in broad daylight.
The attack happened around 11:40 a.m. Monday outside a deli in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx when a group of at least six men got into an argument with the unnamed 33-year-old cop, WABC-TV reported. The verbal altercation soon turned physical, the video shows.
According to the outlet, the NYPD officer was clobbered with a wooden object, which the station speculated might have been a baseball bat. The New York Post reported that the officer was hit with a broomstick.
In the video, three men can be viewed surrounding the officer- who was not in uniform and seen wearing jean shorts and a T-shirt — who then shove the cop in the chest. The video then jumps to images of one of the men hitting him with a blue wooden stick, which the Post said, cops identified as a broomstick. Read more…