“NYPD releases photo of knife allegedly used in Brooklyn attack on officer”
June 4, 2020 | 6:28am
The man approached the officer on Church Street near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck, according to a police source.
Several officers responded to the scene, where one pulled his firearm, sources said.
The officer and the suspect then struggled for the weapon, which went off striking one officer in the hand and another in the arm. A sergeant responded to the scene and fired on the suspect, who was struck.
The cops were rushed to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
The suspect, who was arrested at the scene, was listed in critical condition.
“It appears to be a complete cowardly, despicable, unprovoked attack on a defenseless police officer,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference.
The shooting comes amid citywide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
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