Early Monday morning, an ex-convict attacked an NYPD officer in Brooklyn, leaving him with gashes on his head and neck.
Bodycam footage shows a man wearing a rainbow-colored shirt approach the officer, begin to speak, and then, unprovoked, smash a glass bottle on his head. The officer’s partner chased the criminal as he ran away, allegedly ‘flailing and swinging’ to avoid arrest. He was soon pulled out from underneath a car, where he attempted to hide. Police reports state the man screamed, “Get off me, you f–king b–tch, I’m going to kill you all as soon as I can.”
Authorities have identified Tyshaun Holloway, 27, as the suspect, and records show he was previously charged for assaulting NYPD cops. This week, he was charged with assaulting a police officer, menacing, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. A judge ordered Holloway to be held on $30,000 cash or bond until his court hearing on Friday.
Injuries to the head and neck required stitches, but the officer is believed to have sustained the attack. This incident comes after an uptick in anti-police rhetoric, notably in New York. Police departments are facing a decrease in applicants and an increase in retiring officers amid these conditions.
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