An NYPD officer was attacked by several men in the Bronx Monday night as onlookers recording the struggle instigated the suspects.
The footage, which was tweeted by the city’s Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, shows two men forcefully toss an unknown object at an officer who’s on the ground struggling with somebody else.
After the second man attacks, the man tussling with the cup runs free, the video shows.
The officer, appearing dazed, gets up after the group flees and immediately withdraws his gun, but doesn’t appear to point it toward anyone in particular, according to the video.
During the attack, a man in the recording could be heard repeatedly yelling “f–k 12” — an anticop slang reference.
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The incident occurred as police on Monday night struggled to contain roving gangs of young looters in Manhattan.
Amid the mayhem another officer was injured on Madison Avenue, according to footage posted to Twitter by Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas.
The video showed an officer sprawled out face-down on the sidewalk as another cops comes to his side with a bottle of water.
Along with posting the video, the SBA wrote of the officer involved, “I guess the critics will now say he overreacted. NYPD Cops defend yourselves, you are alone!”
The comment is a reference to a Sunday night video that showed an NYPD cop pulling a gun on protesters.
Mayor de Blasio on Monday morning said officer should be stripped of his gun and badge over the threat of deadly force.