Police officer mowed down in 'hit-and-run attack responding to riot looters' in the Bronx, New York

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Published on 2 Jun 2020, 14:24
An NYPD sergeant was struck by a driver who fled — and the cop went flying.

The officer was mowed down while in the Bronx borough of New York City, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.

Dramatic footage from the incident shows the officer standing in the middle of a crosswalk in an intersection.

A driver in a black car hits the officer, who is thrown into the air by the hit.

The cop then hits another vehicle before landing on the ground and laying stuck in the centre of the intersection.

A woman recording the scene is heard saying: “That’s a f***ing cop! Oh sh*t!”

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Dramatic footage from the incident shows the officer standing in the middle of a crosswalk in an intersection.

A driver in a black car hits the officer, who is thrown into the air by the hit.

The cop then hits another vehicle before landing on the ground and laying stuck in the center of the intersection.

A woman recording the scene is heard saying: “That’s a f***ing cop! Oh sh*t!”

According to WNBC-TV, the sergeant was responding to reports of break-ins in the area when he was struck around 12.45am on Tuesday.

Police said the officer was taken to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition.

No one has been arrested.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov Andrew Cuomo enacted a curfew in New York City from 11pm on Monday to 5am on Tuesday (on Tuesday night into Wednesday, the curfew will begin at 8pm.)

But despite being ordered to stay home, protesters took to the streets of the city again for a fifth night — in anger of George Floyd’s death last week.

Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide after former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin arrested him and was filmed vkneeling on the back of his neck for nearly nine minutes.

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Terrifying moment NYPD cop is ‘mowed down by a hit-and-run driver and sent flying through the air’
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