Police Officer Sucker Punched On 62nd Street

(from boroparkscoop.com)

A second violent crime was reported in the Borough Park- Bensonhurst borderland  yesterday. According to the Boro Park Scoop, a police officer was  assaulted while trying to break up a fight on 62nd Street between 17th  and 18th Avenues at approximately 6 pm.

The NYPD officer was reportedly driving in his patrol car  “when he witnessed three people fighting,” according to the Boro Park  Scoop. “Upon exiting the vehicle and trying to stop the fight, he was  apparently  struck. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was  apprehended and  taken into custody. EMS was dispatched to treat the  officer, and one of  the people involved in the fight. The officer was  thankfully not  seriously injured.”

BoroParkScoop: NYPD Officer Assaulted On 17th Ave & 62nd Street