BROOKLYN, NY – In an alarming assault, three NYPD officers were injured while responding to a call. The incident took place in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on Monday afternoon. The suspect of the crime allegedly attacked the officers, and he has since been arrested and taken into police custody.
The incident unfolded around 3:20 p.m. as law enforcement responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed individual in an apartment complex on New York Avenue. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 40-year-old man displaying erratic behavior.
While they were attempting to secure the individual in question, three officers sustained injuries from the call. The suspect was resisting the arrest by attacking responding officers with a machete.
A police sergeant was one of the men attacked with the machete, suffering a slash wound to the side of his head. He was transferred to Kings County Hospital for treatment of his minor injuries. The other two officers were slashed on the wrist and shoulder. Fortunately, they are also expected to make a full recovery from their wounds.
This unfortunate incident underscores the inherent risks law enforcement officers navigate as part of their commitment to maintaining public safety. The scene has since been cleared, and investigations into the attack are ongoing.