An NYPD officer was brutally and purposefully run over by a vehicle during a confrontation with rioters on Monday night in New York City.
Monday’s night’s riots may have been the worst so far, with entire sections of mid-town Manhattan looted for hours.
As The New York Post reports:
An NYPD officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx early Tuesday, law enforcement sources said.
The officer was mowed down at the intersection of East 170th Street and Walton Avenue in Mt. Eden by the driver of a dark sedan, according to dramatic footage of the incident.
VIDEO: An NYPD sergeant was struck and critically injured by a hit-and-run driver following the looting of a Bronx pawn shop Monday night. The driver fled the scene, the cop was transported conscious and alert. pic.twitter.com/AAK6PzLYZx
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The officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was expected to survive, sources said.
The recording of the hit-and-run, which was posted to Twitter, shows the cop get launched into the air and hit another vehicle after being struck.