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.”